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Meetings are on Monday evenings at Shire Hall, 7-9pm.

NEXT GGA MEETING: 5th November 2016 (morning only)

GGA Members' Conference at All Saints Academy, Cheltenham

The keynote theme will be Multi-Academy Trusts and the event will be chaired by Neil Carmichael, MP for Stroud.

Other speakers will include:
Clare Collins - Lead Consultant at the NGA
Steve Savory - NLE and Headteacher of Bishops Cleeve Primary Academy
Rachel Howie - Chief Executive of the Gloucester Diocesan Academies Trust (TBC).

Full details and booking information to follow soon.

Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TP. Click here for a location map.
Please note access is via steps in the rear car park.
Limited parking is available in the Shire Hall car park in the evenings.

Previous Meetings

Educational Excellence Everywhere, 13th June 2016  
Understanding your Ofsted Inspection Dashboard, 25th April 2016
GGA Conference, 7th November 2015

Valuable Lessons

Making The Best Use of Resources

Setting Direction & Strategy

The Yin & Yang of Governance

Self Image, Traits & Drivers

A Framework for Governance, 15th June 2015  
The Pupil Premium and Early Help, 27th April 2015 Click for thre presentations: The Pupil Premium and Early Help
School Funding for 2015/16 and beyond, 26th January 2015  
Performance Management, 17th November 2014  
Ofsted Inspection, 6th October 2014 Click here for the Presentation and handout.
Getting the right people around the table, 16th June 2014  
New SEND Arrangements, 28th April 2014  
School Leadership, 10th March 2014  
School improvement and intervention, 18th November 2013 Click here for the Presentation.
Fischer Family Trust (FFT) School Performance Data Dashboard, 7th October 2013
Click here for the FFT Governor Dashboard Presentation
Report of the meeting
Partnerships - you know it makes sense!, 17th June 2013 and AGM
Are we focused on the areas of greatest need?, 22nd April 2013
Click here for a Presentation from the meeting
Click here for the Identifying and Supporting Vulnerable Pupils at Widden presentation
Click here for the New Send Framework
Click here for the Report of the Meeting
Working Together: Governors & the Headteacher & Senior Leadership Team, 18th March 2013
Click here for a report of the meeting
The new Ofsted framework: Are you ready for your inspection?, 12th November 2012
Click here for the:
The New Ofsted Framework slides
The New Ofsted Framework for Governors slides
Notes on a recent Ofsted Inspection.
Developing and supporting school governors plus AGM, 18th June 2012
Empowering Governance, 27th February 2012
The Future of School Governance, 7th March 2011
Click here for the slides of Clare Collins' Talk.
Academies and Pupil Premium, 22nd November 2010
The future for Gloucestershire Schools: Academies for All? and AGM, 14th June 2010
Training and e-learning Meeting 2010
Two e-learning providers demonstrated their modules. The slides and a notice from one of the providers, Modern Governor, have been received.
Broadband Information Session, 27th April 2010
Managing the 21st Century School, 1 March 2010
The Budget 2010-2011 and Beyond, 18 January 2010
Click here for the slides.
Sustainable Schools, 23 November 2009
The New Ofsted Framework: Top tips for successful governing bodies, 12 October 2009
Click here for the slides
AGM and ‘Whose curriculum is it anyway?’
Speaker: Mick Waters, until very recently Director of Curriculum for QCA,
8 June 2009
Click here for the slides of Mick Waters' Talk
Developing a whole school ICT strategy, 27 April 2009
Speakers: Liz Hadley, ICT Manager, GCC, Noel Fowles, Becta.,
Click here for the Harnessing Technology Briefing
Harnessing Technology Funding
Building Schools for the 21st Century, 2 March 2009 Click here for the slides
Click here for the presentation by Neil Corbett. Go to the downloads at the bottom of the page.
Budgets, 19 January 2009 Click here for the papers
The Future Of Governance, 24 November 2008 Click here for the slides
Transport – home to school, school travel plans, sustainability, 13th October 2008 Click here for the School Travel Plan
School Travel Plan Leaflet
Cycle Training Schemes In Gloucestershire
‘Working with the leadership team’ and AGM, 9th June 2008 Click here for the slides
Chair's report
Approved Accounts 07-08.
Emotional Health and Wellbeing Strategy including behaviour support- progress so far? 28 April 2008 Click here for the slides
Using data (RAISE, CVA, Fischer Family Trust, Pupil Tracking etc) What do Governors need to know and how best to use it? 3 March 2008

Click here for the Essential Guide for School Governors in Gloucestershire
Pupil Voice.

Update on Extended Services, Children’s Centres and SHAPE Clusters 26 November 2007

Click here for the slides.

GGA meeting on Succession Planning 1 October 2007

Click here for the slides. There are notes to slides 15 onwards.
Click here for Answers to Governors’ Questions

GGA meeting and AGM on the Changing Role of Governors 11 June 2007 Click here for Minutes of the AGM
Click here for Chair Report 2007
Click here for the Treasurer's Report 2007
Click here for the slides from Trish Franey's presentation on 'Helping Every Child to Thrive and Reach'.
LA-GGA meeting, 14-19 Strategy includes Q&A with Councillor(s) 23 April 2007
LA-GGA Joint meeting on Managing Falling Rolls, included Q&A with Councillors 27 November 2006
Vulnerable Children and Young People
16 October 2006
Click for Handouts:
Children with Disabilities, READS Factsheet, Children and Families Service Factsheet,
Young Carers Summary
'Being the Best of Critical Friends' debate and GGA AGM 12 June 2006 Click here for Chair Report 2006
Click here for the Minutes of the AGM 2006.
The Extended Schools agenda – what’s happening? 27 February 2006 Click here for the slides from the presentation.
Open Meeting November 2005 Report here
AGM 13 June 2005 Click here for Slides from Ann Holt's AGM Presentation 'The Challenge of being an effective school governor'.
Minutes here
Open Meeting November 2004 Report here
AGM June 2004 Minutes here

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