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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 places, our piggy pals have become...

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 an understanding of the strategic...

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 school and of helping to set...

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 Baroness Perry when she said that Ofsted...

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 not e-learning it’s just a...

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 of www.moderngovernor.com, so you can view...

School Governors' One-Stop Shop (or SGOSS) is a fantastic charity, which encourages people to volunteer as a School Governor.  All of their services are free, and since it was formed in 1999, SGOSS has placed thousands of Governors. Modern Governor was thrilled that the SGOSS Chief...

Online webinars are becoming increasingly popular and we have two Modern Governor webinars for you in April.   They're a great way of attending a conference, without leaving the comfort of your desk (or sofa!). Choose which one most suits you. The secret of anytime, anywhere learning for...

"Very informative.  I think governors would be reassured by this explanation of the Ofsted process.  I particularly liked the case study."...