Safeguarding – A guide for Governing Boards


Regular readers will have seen my previous posts on Safeguarding, on KCSiE and on the governance of Safeguarding.
....and will be aware that DfE have published updated statutory guidance – see here for Keeping Children Safe in Education and have also updated their advice (see here) on Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges. Both of these came into effect on 1 September 2021.

In light of the above, NGA have recently published their guide for governors entitled “The Governance of Safeguarding”.

To access the NGA Guide just click here.

If you would like to review any aspect of how governors might best address KCSiE and/or Safeguarding (generally or as it might impact your school or trust) do please contact me at jack@jackminto.com or on 017514 499238 for a preliminary discussion.


Keeping Children Safe in Education


We are of course all aware of the updated Statutory Guidance on KCSiE published by DfE that is now current. Click here to read my post on this in July of this year.


TES have published an extremely useful Guide on the new KCSiE requirements.
This is a “more easily digestible” read than the Statutory Guidance itself and would be an appropriate way for Governors and Trustees to familiarise themselves with the subject (and with the 2021 changes in particular).


Click here to get a copy of the TES Guide.


If you would like to review any aspect of KCSiE (generally or as it might impact your school or trust) do please contact me at jack@jackminto.com or on 017514 499238 for a preliminary discussion.

Understanding Your Data – a Guide for School Governor and Academy Trustees


ESFA have today published the above – being a resource that brings together a range of data to help Governors and Trustees analyse, discuss, and challenge the educational and financial performance of their school or academy trust.

The material is categorized across the following seven themes
# Pupil numbers/attendance and exclusions
# Attainment and progress
# Curriculum planning
# Financial management and governance
# Quality assurance
# Safeguarding and well-being
# The (whole) school community.

Click here to access the full document.

If you would like to review any aspect of understanding or analysing school data, do please contact me at jack@jackminto.com or on 017514 499238 for a preliminary discussion (or indeed, for a basic and more general chat about what I do).

Training For Governors

In the constantly evolving field of schools governance, it is clear that governors (particularly Chairs of Governing bodies) need to regularly keep abreast of
(i)     changes in legislation,
(ii)   developments in policy and
(iii)  evolving expectations of governance.

We also know that Ofsted now places ever-greater emphasis on general training for Governors (regarding such as part of CPD for governors).

Accordingly, I have developed a number of governance training modules – being both
(a) bespoke training (i.e. particularly for Chairs of Governors) and (b) more general periodic updates on governance topics for governors.

I am also happy to undertake one-to-one mentoring work with governors who have become Chairs of Governing bodies.

For more details on how my training modules might meet your needs (or indeed, for a basic and more general chat about what I do) please contact me by email on jack@jackminto.com – or by telephone on 07514 499238.