There is considerable change proposed for schools within the south of the city which are likely to have an impact on all of these village schools. The distinction between schools in the city and those just outside is important as it affects targets, funding and capacity.
Head teachers join together to discuss these matters but up to now there has not been a forum for the chair of governors. Given they have increasing powers and responsibilities it seemed sensible to get them together to share best practice and to encourage and support each other.
It will also be an efficient forum to lobby me to help affect positive change.
Our first meeting is soon.