Oxfordshire Governors’ Association aims to promote cooperation between schools in order to improve the quality of education in Oxfordshire.
Run by a small group of volunteer Governors we are independent of the Local Authority but work in partnership to support the work of members of Governing Boards across the county.
We appoint representatives to consultative groups in Oxfordshire and hold Open Meetings in support of Governors’, including Headteachers’ needs.
We hold Local Association membership of the National Governors’ Association (NGA) but actively promote Governing Bodies to hold NGA membership in their own right in order to give everyone, including clerks, access to NGA’s information and guidance documents.
Want to know more? We now have our own website.
Please also look out for the letters we send out via clerks flagging up important issues and providing more information about our meetings.
Autumn Open Meeting
Free meeting including lunch
The primary audience is Governors, but other school staff are welcome to join us.
To register for this meeting please email the OGA secretary
Judith Bennetts directly stating your name and school and specifying if lunch is required.
Please note that whilst attendance is FREE, prior booking is essential.
Who Governs Our Schools? Trends, Tensions and Opportunities
with Dr. Tony Breslin FRSA
Saturday 29th September 2018
English Block JMC, Wheatley Park School, Holton, OX33 1QH
Refreshments from 9.45 am. Buffet lunch 12.30 pm till 1pm
Tony is a public policy analyst, specialising in education, participation and the third sector. His lengthy CV includes a wealth of education experience at school, LA and university levels.
Tony's RSA report ‘Who Governs Our Schools? Trends, Tensions and Opportunities’, was published in September 2017 and was the result of an 18-month study into school governance, where he worked alongside many organisations and with governors. His findings and the report’s recommendations will provide us with some thought provoking ideas and an interesting basis for discussion.
The meeting will also include an update on the Oxfordshire Schools Strategic Partnership Board by OGA representative, Stan Terry, and the OGA Annual General Meeting will form a small part of the morning’s business.
PLEASE NOTE: Although lunch is free, failure to attend without prior warning may result in an invoice being sent to your school.