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Do you have a School Business Manager?

Recently, we exhibited at an event held by the Birmingham Bursars’ Group.  It was the first event for bursars that we’ve attended and I was both surprised and impressed by how many people attended. Birmingham City Council Governor Services team … Continue reading

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Who’s Governing The Governors?

Neil Carmichael MP has just published a report called “Who Governs the Governors?”. The introduction states: “More than half a million people contribute in excess of 2 million working days to serving schools as unpaid governors across England, Scotland and … Continue reading

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Rosie’s First Week at Modern Governor

We’re delighted to introduce Rosie as the newest member of the Modern Governor team. Rosie joins her cousins Peggy, Prince and Betty in being cheerleaders for Learning Pool, the UK’s largest public sector learning community.  Always seen in the right … Continue reading

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Should school governor training be compulsory?

The National Foundation for Educational Research has published a report titled “Governance Models in Schools“. In it, they state that “Key to effective governance was perceived to be governors having a clear understanding of their role (and its limits) and … Continue reading

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National Governors’ Association awards 2011

Last week at a ceremony at the House of Commons Lord Hill, Minister for Schools, presented the National Governors’ Association awards for Outstanding Governance. Lord Hill said: “Many school governors and clerks make an outstanding contribution to the job of running their own … Continue reading

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Is Ofsted too big to function effectively?

The Commons Education Committee has called for Ofsted to be split in two. “Splitting Ofsted into two new organisations—the Inspectorate for Education and the Inspectorate for Children’s Care—will help to focus and improve inspection in this country.” The report agrees with … Continue reading

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What makes great e-learning?

It’s a question we get asked a lot and something that we are passionate about at Learning Pool. It is very easy to take paper or web based content and stick it into an e-learning module, but to us that’s … Continue reading

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Modern Governor Webinar Recording Now Available

The recording from our March webinar is now available.  Thanks to everybody who came along – and if you were unable to join us, maybe next time! All of our recordings are placed into the video player on the homepage … Continue reading

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