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Competency framework 2017:The skills you’ll need and gain as a school governor

For the first time the Department for Education has issued a competency framework for effective governance in schools. It sets out the personal attributes the DfE thinks all governors should possess, along with the knowledge, skills and behaviours that it says are needed for governance to function well. Most competencies all governors are expected to possess, while others are reserved for the chair of the governing board, or a single governor.

 

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Why we support school governance - Bernadette O’Sullivan, Dentons

 

 

 

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5 top New Year’s Resolutions (and how to tick them off in one go)

While we can’t really make you go to yoga, or start juicing with that machine you got last Christmas,  there are a few popular New Year’s resolutions that we can help with. You don’t have to be a teacher or a politician to get involved in education – your business skills could directly impact school strategy and, ultimately, lead to better outcomes for children.

 

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Merry Christmas from SGOSS!

Merry Christmas from SGOSS!

 

As 2016 draws to a close, here at SGOSS we would like take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

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Tax Facts: tax education for young people. Find out about this free, award-winning resource

Tax Facts: tax education for young people. Find out about this free, award-winning resource

 

Traditional academic subjects are rightly the cornerstone of the education system. But let’s face it – once they put down the textbooks and take their first steps in the world of work, young people are far more likely to engage with the tax system than they are to use a quadratic equation.

 

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