The information and links on this website will provide you with information to enhance your role as a governor. This information will support you and your school in becoming more effective and in improving the outcomes for children.
The Local Authority (LA) works in partnership with others, such as Teaching Schools, Cumbria Alliance of System Leaders (CASL), Local Alliance of System Leaders (LASL) and the diocesan boards, in order to provide comprehensive support for governors. More information on the partners can be found under 'School and Governing Body Support'.
We hope our website will help you to make the most effective and efficient use of your valuable time.
In recognition of the frequent changes within the education world, we would like to signpost you to some useful information and reminders:
CASL Governor Roadshows, to support governors in their role, in being Ofsted ready and in further developing individual and collective effectiveness.
An updated process for the appointment of Local Authority Governors with immediate effect -
The DfE has announced a requirement for a National Database of Governors for maintained schools and academies. All information will be collected via Edubase as part of a drive to increase transparency on who governs schools.
The DfE has published a Timelines for schools: mandatory and useful information. The timeline is to help governing boards plan for the year ahead.
School Funding Reform, the second stage of the consultation about a new national funding formula was released; the closing date for responses is 22 March 2017.
Chairs of Governors Leadership Development Programme and National Clerking Programme, an opportunity to access partially funded training may be available, further details can be found on the Department of Education website, School governors: professional development.