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Southwark Governors' Association

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The next meeting will be held online on Thursday 25 March 2021 at 18:00

SGA Aims

The SGA is an association of governors in all of the state funded schools in Southwark.  It meets once every term and its aims are

To be an independent forum for governors in Southwark.
•To encourage high standards of governance and high educational standards for children in all schools in Southwark.
•To provide a collective voice for governors to the Local Authority. To influence through consultation and debate.
•To facilitate the sharing of experience and ideas and provide information and advice to governors.

It is run by a management committee, elected by governors at the AGM (which is held in the autumn term).

The termly meetings provide governors with an opportunity to hear the latest news and developments in Southwark from the Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Adult Care and from the Director of Education.  In addition other council officers provide information on their area of responsibility and speakers are invited from a vast array of partner services, voluntary organisations and private companies.  There is also the opportunity to meet and share ideas with fellow governors.

Management Committee

The Management Committee meets once a term and its role is to

  • To be in regular communication with the LA with regard to issues related to governors and education for the purpose of forming agendas for meetings and giving helpful information to governors. In particular the MC should liaise closely with Governor Services.

  • To nominate governor representatives to partnership groups and statutory bodies as required (in between AGMs).

  • To plan and orgnise a programme of events for governors which include briefings, information sharing, discussion, support and development.

  • To set up any working parties or sub committees as required.

  • To nominate governors to attend national or regional governors' meetings and conferences.