Notes from the meetings of this group are available through this page of our website
Notes from OGA consultation meeting – Oct 2018 Key topics: Mental Health, Special Education Needs Strategy and Post Carillion support.
OGA Notes consultation elected members officers 03-07-2018 Key topics: Mental health support; Impact of universal credit on data; OCC staffing changes; Stress as a barrier to learning; High Needs Block review and proposal to close Northfield School.
13th December 2017 Key topics: Joint local area inspection of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND); Governor Services Review; Mental Health staff in Schools and Implications of the rollout of Universal Credit.
20 July 2017 Key topics: Excessive pressure on school staff; Behaviour support services; Carillion contract; SEND review; Review of support from the Hospital School; Newly appointed Headteachers; Support for governors; Support & Challenge for Governing Boards; reminder about the OGA Memorandum of Understanding.
8th February 2017 Key topics: Proposals for the development of an improved partnership between OCC and all Oxfordshire schools; Home education of Muslim girls; OCC systems to know whether or not newly appointed Headteachers are getting the support they need; Discussion around OCC’s knowledge of Governing Boards in light of new DfE framework and handbook; funding consultation; Back office service provided by Hampshire; National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) and proposal to develop Local Leaders of Governance (LLGs).
19th October 2016 Key topics: MATs and the role of the LA; request for LA to write about funding issues arising from delayed implementation of the National Funding Formula; Admissions team issues that arise during the school holidays; update on OCC staffing; update on support for Governors with Headteacher appointments; School to School support for Governors; OCC Clerks accreditation; Governors for IEBs.
25th May 2016 Key topics: Unitary authority consultation; LA sponsorship of a MAT; objective information re pros & cons of academisation; plans for leadership & governance in revised OCC structure; would OCC consult with schools before adopting a policy of welcoming Grammar schools in Oxfordshire.
10th February 2016 Key topics: Succession plans for key OCC staff who interact with schools; impact of further cuts on Governor Services; is there an up to date summary of who is doing what to support the strategic imperative for schools; The support available for Governing Bodies that have responsibilities for Children’s centres on their site if the centre is closed; Data on Governor vacancies and Headteacher vacancies; information held by OCC about support for the welfare of children & young people; has the LA prepared a risk assessment for 2020 onwards when it is expected that all primary schools will have become academies.
21st October 2015; Key topics: Reversion to three term year; Service families support for schools facing consequent turbulence; Support for schools & School to School links for Governors; Support for School Governors; Have elected members been fully briefed on the impact of transferring services to Hampshire; Impact of the academisation programme 2015-2020; Communication with schools.