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Volunteering England's Student Volunteering Week 2011 is taking place 21 – 27 February. School Governors' One-Stop Shop Chief Exectutive, Steve Acklam, has contibuted to the launch by provided his perspective on the value of volunteering in local communitirs, particularly focussing on the personal development opportunities it has to offer.
Don’t let your school miss out on the opportunity to participate in Soroptimist International Virtual One’s BeePlus project 2011. We need 200 Junior schools to take part in this phase of our campaign to help save the honeybee through the education of children. You will also be helping to support the long term aim of a sustainable future for unemployed women in remote areas of the world.
Read a report summarising everything that happened at the School Governors' One-Stop Shop during a successful 2010.
In the wake of comments from Michael Gove MP, the Secretary of State for Education, in which he stated that the government will be “making governance simpler and financial management less onerous” the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and SGOSS (the School Governors’ One-Stop Shop) have formed a partnership designed to support governors as they work with the head and his senior team to transform schools across the UK.
Volunteering England are hosting a series of essential regional one-day conferences for everyone who wants to be at the forefront of volunteering developments and help pave the way to the ‘Big Society’.
Hit Your Target- In November SGOSS held Hit Your Target, a unique event for governors and teachers from across London.
Schools from across the city were represented as those attending heard from guest speakers and debated the joys and challenges of school governance. In addition to learning from other governors and teachers, guests were able to hear how SGOSS could help fill their governor vacancies with skilled volunteers.
Angie Lund, previously a Learning & Development Officer at Wokingham Borough Council, shares her experience of being a UK school governor based in New Zealand.
Nominations now open for The NGA Governance Awards 2011.
On the 2nd of October under the watchful eye of Harlequins Academy guru Jim Evans and Stoop favourite George Robson, SGOSS in conjunction with the Harlequins Community Team hosted the 4th Annual SGOSS Under 13 Cup.
The Point of Partnership: Understanding Employer Engagement in Education. Bringing together leading researchers, policy-makers and practitioners, this conference- run by the Education and Employers Taskforce- will address the wide range of questions, activities and perspectives related to employer engagement in education.