Founded 1994 - run for Governors by Governors

     Updated: 07 May 2016 (please ‘refresh’ in your browser)

 

MAKING USE OF THE LASGB WEBSITE & EMAIL

 

We plan to develop the LASGB website as a major communication link with member Governing Bodies and their schools.

Using email will help to cut postage costs dramatically. While continuing to post information to those Governors who request it in paper form, we aim to develop the website and the use of email for LASGB communications.

 

Governors who would like to receive their own mailings from the LASGB are invited to send their email address to the LASGB  via Chris McConnachie

 

The LASGB will NEVER expect governors to download or print large documents!

 

 

THE MAIN BUSINESS OF THE LASGB

 

To communicate the views of Lancashire Governors to the Local Authority, the National Governors Association, the Department for Education, The Lancashire Schools Forum and others.

To disseminate information of interest to Governing Bodies from OFSTED, the Local Authority, the National Governors Association, the Department for Education, Lancashire Schools Forum, via conferences, regular publications, newsletters the Lancashire Schools Portal and the LASGB website.

 

In order to fulfil these important roles the Executive Committee also :

 

 

WHAT DOES  MY SCHOOL GET OUT OF THE LASGB?

 

 

The Lancashire Association of School Governing Bodies is an independent Governors’ organisation, run by Governors for Governors. Nearly 500 Governing Bodies subscribe to the Association. The LASGB speaks on behalf of, and represents, Governors in Lancashire.  

 

Through the LASGB Lancashire Governors have an Observer on the Lancashire  Schools’ Forum, and Governors are represented on several groups, committees and working parties.

 

We will feature this element of the work of the LASGB in future editions of the Newsletter published in the Lancashire Governor.

 

Coming Up:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS

 

The Lancashire Association of School Governing Bodies is run by Lancashire Governors for Lancashire Governors.  

 

As in previous years LASGB member schools who pay their subscriptions by journal transfer will see in December the LASGB subscription of £30 for 2014-15.

 

Other member schools will receive an invoice.  

 

If there are any queries please email Stephen Booth

 

Thank you for your continuing support.  

 

Previously ..........

21st ANNUAL CONFERENCE @ Woodlands Conference Centre

        16TH MAY 2015 9.30am-13.30pm

    Pupil Premium and the Future of Schools in Lancashire

Initial report here and speaker notes here (T Morrisey).

  LASGB Spring Mini Conference 2015

On Wednesday 18th March 2015 the Bishop Rawstorne C of E Academy hosted a LASGB Spring Mini Conference. “An evening with Lorimer Russell-Hayes.” Lorimer is a National Leader of Governance, chair at Penwortham Girls' High School and a behaviour and attendance consultant.

Please see the report here.

 

To see a report on the 2014 Annual Conference, see here.

 You and your fellow governors  are also invited to attend any of the Mini Conferences  - free to LASGB members.  These are  arranged each year on suitable topics that are of concern to schools and governors.

Our last one was on how schools can using the love of reading to produce an ‘Alternative to Target-based Schools’. Alan Gibbons, well known author and educationalist gave his views and answered your questions.

  During the year LASGB  organise and fund Training Sessions.  

 Governors who have given their  email addresses  will receive regular email updates on information about National and Local educational issues  and events that we have planned.

 You will receive the three Newsletters that we publish every year in order to keep governors informed about initiatives and news from the North West Area of interest to schools.  Latest newsletter is available here.

 You could go as a Lancashire representative to Conferences  organised by the National Governors Association, as we, as an Association, are members of the N.G.A.

 

 

ALL THIS FOR £30 PER SCHOOL PER YEAR

 

HOW TO JOIN THE LASGB

We aim to communicate with Governors electronically wherever possible

To become members of the LASGB please email Stephen Booth  giving the following information

The £30 annual subscription (£10 for Nurseries) is usually paid by Journal Transfer and is due in December

 

THE LASGB COMMUNICATES WITH ITS MEMBERS IN A VARIETY OF WAYS

 

1. Governors’ Meetings: An LASGB item is on the core agenda for all Governing Body meetings each term and information for this LASGB item is printed in the Yellow (was green!) Booklet.

 

2. Website: www.lasgb.org.uk   Further information for use at Governing Body meetings is to be found on the Home page of the website via the Downloads page

 

3. Your LASGB Representative will receive an information sheet at the beginning of each term either by email or post (depending on choice) which can be used at the Governors meeting.

 

4. The ‘Lancashire Governor’ - the termly publication sent by Governor Services to every individual Governor - contains an LASGB insert.

 

To ensure that information is not sent to the wrong person, please let the LASGB know,                       via email to Stephen Booth if  possible, when there is a change of LASGB Governor Representative for your Governing Body.

All the photographs on the site are taken from member schools’ websites.   

To see a school’s website go to the Members page and click on the school’s name.

 

THE LASGB REPRESENTS GOVERNORS ON THE FOLLOWING GROUPS  

 


• The Lancashire Schools Forum

• The Ethnic Minority Achievement Consultative Body

• Lancashire’s Three Admissions Forums

• Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)

• Learning Excellence Awards Panel

• Safeguarding Children Group

• District Children’s Trust Partnerships
• Improving Communication with Schools Group

 

A RECOGNITION FOR GOVERNORS

HAVE YOU A GOVERNOR WHO IS  AN INVALUABLE ASSET TO YOUR SCHOOL?

 

THE LASGB WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNISE  AND REWARD MEMBERS WHO GIVE OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THEIR SCHOOLS

 

Following a suggestion from a bursar of one of our member schools, the LASGB is pleased to invite Governing Bodies to celebrate the unsung heroes of our schools, those Governors who go beyond the call of duty, giving additional time and resources to their school to help steer its success. (See here for guide for nominations).

Please email nominations from your governing body, giving their name and a description (about 100 - 150 words) of what they do as a governor for your school, to the Certificate manager of LASGB - Kathleen Cooper.

 

Please send your nominations as soon as is convenient - BUT the deadline is 31st March 2015

Awards will be made throughout the year at LASGB events, though modesty and privacy will be respected!

 

 

 

AND FINALLY - THE LASGB WOULD LIKE TO RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS TO THE COMMITTEE

 

The Lancashire Association of Governing Bodies is a body of Governors who represent all Lancashire Governors in terms of local and national communications. We meet regularly every term with County Hall and also the National Governors Association. We discuss current legislation and concerns with these bodies. We are also represented on the Schools Forum- the group responsible for the negotiation of the disbursement of funds to schools.

 

Lancashire is divided into 3 areas in term of representation on the Executive Committee.

North, South and East.

 

What  skills/attributes do you need to be a member?

 

 

For more information look us up on www.lasgb.org.uk

 

If you think you can help then please contact us via Stephen Booth

22nd Annual Conference“Routes To Excellence” at Woodlands, Chorley  

9.30am -1.30pm,  Saturday 14th May 2016

Speakers: Vicky Beer, new Regional Schools’ Commisioner

Tony Nicholson, Executive Head of FCAT, Resistance to Excellence

Jane Booth (Individual Chair Safeguarding Board)

Book here.