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The Modern Governor blog brings together opinion, news, research as well as updates on our ever-growing range of online CPD modules for governors and trustees. You can subscribe via email to receive updates whenever a new article is added. We welcome guest articles from governors, trustees and those who work directly with them - if you’d like to contribute then please complete the Contact Form

Bill Moore - school governor, teacher and adviser on RE - explores the role of religious education in schools and what governors should ask about it....

In the light of the recent global ransomware attack - which had a significant impact on the National Health Service - Modern Governor is making a module on Information Security immediately available to subscribers. As ever, the role of governors and trustees in this area is...

In this guest article Mike Cameron examines a DfE/EFA report into a multi-academy trust which highlights several areas of concern regarding good governance....

A headteacher's position on a maintained school's governing body is described as ex officio - meaning that s/he has that position due to the leadership role s/he occupies. Most governors would probably say that having their headteacher on their board is invaluable, as we can get insights and...

Debra Kidd looks at issues governors should consider if parents from their school wish to boycott SATs test by withdrawing their children from the test....

Eylan Ezekiel describes how the governing body at Larkrise Primary School has started to explore using Office 365 to support its work with school staff....

A review of the Governor Live Considerations for Conversion session - examining what joining an existing MAT might mean for governors & questions they should ask....