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Governance meeting

Governance is the dedicated team which aims to meet the needs of individual governors and governing bodies of all the county's schools, in the light of national legislation and guidance.

The government has set out a challenging agenda for schools and Local Authorities in raising standards and improving schools. Governing bodies have a vital role to play.

The mission statement of Governance is

To ensure governing bodies have the knowledge, understanding and skills to fulfil their roles and responsibilities in school improvement and raising learners' achievement.


Hertfordshire County Council are funding a roll-out of WRAP (Workshops to Raise Awareness of Prevent) in the Autumn term to support schools and other educational settings to ensure compliancy with this legal duty. Take a look at our Hertfordshire Governor Link:

Please note, this is not arranged through Governance so if you would like to book a place please do so by clicking on the following link: 

If you have any queries or require further information on WRAP please contact Jessica Broadbent 01438 844 331 or email


During late Spring / early Summer term we held briefing events for governors on the their new Assessment Framework for Primary Schools.  It was presented to over 400 school Governors. The briefing is now available for wider viewing and can be seen at and

For further information of the Herts for Learning approach to Assessment please contact Ben Fuller, Lead Assessment Adviser, Herts For Learning Ltd., by email on

New DfE Guidance issued on Childcare Disqualification Requirements
The DfE has issued new advice regarding school staff and volunteers (including governors) of schools and academies which have children under the age of 8.
All governors will have to complete a new governor declaration form - full details have been emailed to chairs.

Exchanging Excellence

Exchanging ExcellenceTM

Exchanging ExcellenceTM is our exciting new umbrella programme for all of the work we are doing and plan to do in the future, to find and share best practice and professional learning with our customers on a range of current and relevant topics.

To find out more about the programe go to the Herts for Learning website.