Almost a third of children in England are behind in their development when they start primary school, according to official figures. More details can be found on the following BBC article.
Ministers have been accused of “burying their heads in the sand” over the poor state of careers education and advice for teenagers in England’s schools. More details can be found on the following BBC article.
The Education Secretary, Justine Greening, has announced “opportunity areas” to help tackle social mobility in stagnant areas. More details can be found on the following BBC article.
Government figures show a continued gender gap in the teaching profession. More details can be found on the following BBC article.
A study published in the Journal of Education and Work suggests that better-informed teenagers are likely to make more advantageous career choices, more details can be found on the following BBC article.
From April 2017 a new apprenticeship levy of 0.5% will be introduced. This aims to raise £3bn a year and help fund three million apprenticeships.
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Could you give your time to be a school governor in an Ealing school?
The role of school governors has never been more important. Governors oversee the success of the school by agreeing the priorities and monitoring progress towards them. The role does not involve any of the day to day management of the school– that is the job of paid professionals but governance is about providing constructive support and challenge to the leadership team, enabling them to do their job to the best of their ability.
School governors are the largest volunteer workforce in Ealing. We have over a 1000 governors in Ealing and every school has a governing body made up of a wide variety of committed people from many walks of life with a mix of skills and experience. However, Ealing schools are always looking for exceptional individuals to become governors.
A governor can expect to volunteer for the equivalent of approximately 10 days/ 60 hours per year which includes time for meetings, background reading and school visits. The time commitment is likely to increase if the governor takes on the responsibility of chairing a committee or the governing body. The majority of meetings will be during a weekday evening with an occasional day visit to the school.
Working with SGOSS – Governors for Schools we would like to encourage more individuals from the community to consider becoming a governor. We see the importance of developing community links in Ealing and would like to ask local businesses to support schools by promoting the governor role to their employees. If you would like to find out more about becoming a school governor in Ealing please visit www.becomeagovernor.com or www.egfl.org.uk/governance
Women are 35% more likely to go to university than their male counterparts according to annual entry figures.
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