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The chief inspector of Ofsted has recently announced that it will launch an inquiry into the effectiveness of school governors. Similarly, the Department for Education has revealed plans to investigate whether the quality of governance in schools could be monitored using performance metrics.

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As the New Year passes, Christmas decorations put away and resolutions reflected upon, the Wellcome Trust’s Education and Learning team lands in Birmingham for the annual Association of Science Education (ASE) Conference. Taking place annually in the first week of January, this year we are delighted to be participating in the first ever programme of talks and events planned especially for school governors and headteachers. This new addition reflects a growing recognition of the importance of school governors and the crucial role they play in science and maths education. One of our team’s New Year’s resolutions is to help school governors access the right resources to enable them to improve science and maths in their schools. We hope to be successful in our resolution and that any governors reading this may also resolve to help their schools achieve the best science and maths education possible.

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As we near the end of another year, I am delighted to say that 2015 has seen an increase in the number of volunteers applying through SGOSS to be school governors and we are confident that this trend will continue into 2016. We are working with an ever increasing number of schools and new employers who are encouraging, and supporting, their staff to volunteer as school governors.

 

The team at SGOSS would like to thank;

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SGOSS Governors for Schools is working in partnership with the Education and Employers Charity which runs Inspiring the Future . It is free and easy to use self-matching service connecting thousands of teachers with volunteers from the world of work committing an hour a year to speak about their job and career route.

 

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