We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2014 Stockport Governors' Conference is now open. Following feedback from last year's conference, we have cut the talking and increased the interaction, so you will be able to choose two workshops, plus there is a Question & Answer session and the chance to meet new and old colleagues during the brunch and in the exhibition area. (further details on flyer attached to the bottom of this email)
You can register here. The numbers per workshop are limited, so please indicate an alternative preference, as guided. Also, we need named First Aiders to be available on the day. If you can help with this, please indicate on the form. Contrary to rumours already circulating, Abba costumes for the "Knowing me, Knowing you" workshop are not compulsory!
In brief, other news which we would like to bring to your attention:
Increase BE Factor to 70% & fund from both Lump Sum & Deprivation on a 50/50 split
Maintain Status Quo formula – with amendments made to BOTH SEN Prior Attainment & the Lump Sum/BE Factors as per consultation document. Disappointingly, only 46 Primaries responded to the consultation. All our schools will be affected by this proposal in hard cash terms, and we would have expected all schools to want to have an input. The consultation was widely publicised and Schools Forum is concerned about how they can increase the participation levels in important consultations, such as this one.
We would welcome the views from those governors whose schools did not respond, so that we can pass them on to Schools Forum.
Have a good term, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Saturday 29th March at Marple Hall School.
Govas Joint Chair