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Modern Governor is the leading provider of online training for School Governors.

They use us to improve how their governing body performs, onboard new members and keep on top of the changing landscape. And 98% of them are happy to recommend us.

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E-Learning

Handling School Complaints

Headteachers and the governing body

The Business Community and Careers Guidance

Academy Governance

Converting to Academy Status

FOI a guide for governors

Equality and Diversity for School Governors

Admissions and Discipline

Safeguarding and Promoting Child Welfare

School Recruitment Practices

School Finance

Health and Safety

Community Cohesion

Self-Evaluation and the New Ofsted Framework

Looked After Children

School Governors And Writing For The Web

Is Governor Mark For Us?

School Governors and Social Media

Chairing Governing Body Meetings

Church Schools

Effective Minute Writing

The Role of the Clerk to Governors

The New Governor

My Role As A Governor

Some Governors’ Questions Answered

Success

Case Studies

Find out how, by collaborating on one platform, several Governor Services Managers in Yorkshire and the Humber reduced their costs and shared their workload.

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If face-to-face training becomes too expensive and/or governor services shrink, learn how Modern Governor can continue to support the changing role of governors and reduce the level of bureaucracy involved in building capacity.

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When City of York Council wanted to improve the cost effectiveness of their school governor training, while increasing flexibility and providing speedy access to tailored material they chose Modern Governor. Find out why.

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Faced with the challenge of ensuring that 3,000 school governors had access to relevant and timely training, find out how Wilshire successfully engaged their Governors.

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Testimonials

“Only a tiny number of School Governors get round to doing the necessary training. Modern Governor is the obvious solution as it’s convenient, quick and online. It’s a 21st century solution for an age old problem – being long on enthusiasm but short on time.”
Donald Clark, School Governor, Sussex

“Modern Governor is much better than anything else on the market. The courses are very well designed in terms of their layout, clarity, content and accessibility.”
Ruth Agnew, Cheshire East Council

“Modern Governor enables the learner to study at their own pace. It’s a great way of managing the learning and integrating it into our busy lives, because for Governors, it’s all about finding the time.”
Angie Lund, School Governor in Wokingham

“Ultimately, we’ve been able to target our limited resources more precisely and effectively. Modern Governor’s modules have been created with help from experts in Governor Services, are easy to access and well presented.”
Sue Pagliaro, City of York Council

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Meet the team

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Ian Usher

As a School Governor and Product Manager, Ian understands the challenges Governors face today. He has vast experience in the field of education, having worked as an E-learning Advisor and School Improvement Consultant before joining the team.

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Emma Whiteside

Emma helps Governors get the most from our service. She loves promoting customer successes and works with our subject experts to communicate new developments in governance so our members are kept up to date.

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Lindsey Coode

Lindsey manages our content and has extensive experience in instructional design and project management. Lindsey continually works to refresh Modern Governors e-learning catalogue with courses that our customers want.

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Peter Beagan

Peter spends his time giving clear and patient advice to our Modern Governor customers either on the phone or via email. A natural communicator, he has received excellent feedback from customers.

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