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.
Spring Open Meeting
Monday 5th March 2018
7.15 pm – 8.45 pm
(Light refreshments from 6.45pm)
St Gregory the Great Catholic School, Oxford
Improving Schools in the Academy Age
Dame Kate Dethridge DBE
(Deputy Director, DfE in the office of our Regional Schools'
Commissioner, Martin Post)
Appointed a Dame for Services to Education in 2015, Kate Dethridge is author of ‘A Practical Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage.’ During her 18 years as Headteacher, her school was both a teaching school and a national support school. Her extensive range of experiences also include working as a School Improvement Partner, National Leader in Education and two years on the Headteacher Board advising the RSC for our region.
With this wealth of experience, Kate’s ideas about improving schools in the current climate should prove interesting and informative – governors will have the chance to ask about the role of Regional Commissioners for both Academy and Maintained Schools, and much more.
Please join us for this FREE meeting.
Please email Judith Bennetts with name and school to book your place.