is the SGA Forum?
An online/offline community of Staffordshire governors led
by chairs and vice chairs but open to all governors in the County.
do I join?
Simply sign up for free and contribute
to the discussions and attend the meetings.
would like to add a discussion topic, how do I do that?
To start your own discussion, simply go to The
SGA Forum, click the "post new topic" button (top
right) and enter your message! Please check over your message
carefully before posting!
Forum Rules: Please keep posts clean and on-topic. Absolutely
no marketing / spam. Posts or links to anything deemed inappropriate
or offensive will lead to account deactivation.
have a document or form which I think may be of interest. How
do I make this available to colleagues around the County?
Please just drop us a note via the enquiry
form and we will email you directly and make contact.
in it for me?
Contributing to the discussions will help network your experiences
and publicise your best practice with colleagues across the
County. You will be able to interact, meet and network with
like-minded colleagues working in the unpaid professional role
of governors in education for Staffordshire.
it help with Ofsted inspections?
The aim of the forum is to create networking and sharing opportunities
to assist you in improving governance in your school or academy
to achieve the best outcomes for your young people. However,
active participation with the forum can be an element of evidence
you can discuss with your Ofsted inspector to demonstrate commitment
to best practice around leadership and management, its
not just about training courses.
do I access the support I need to be an effective governor?
By placing questions and interacting with posts the principle
is reciprocal self-help. However should there be wider issues
you want to explore the signposting hub can direct you to the
wide range of available resources and websites.
this just for Local Authority maintained schools?
No, this is for all education settings throughout Staffordshire.
Whether you are a first school or Sixth Form College, a Faith
School or Community Academy this is about working in a cohesive
network in an increasingly fragmented education system.
school is outside Staffordshire can I join?
Whilst the SGA Forum is free to access the resources and communities
are built around and for Staffordshire education and we would
encourage you to seek similar networks in your own locality.
have a general query, what do I do?
In the first instance contact us through the contact
us page on this website.