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Rosie’s First Week at Modern Governor

RosieWe’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 most sought-after pigs in the country.  Here, Rosie talks about her first week at Learning Pool.

“My first week in Modern Governor has been very busy.  I’ve moved into Elaine’s house and I’ll be accompanying Elaine at all times so I’ll have to be very organised.  Elaine will be making sure that she talks about me and my piggy pals and explains the reason why we support Learning Pool.

Here’s what I’ve learnt about Learning Pool during this first week.  Learning Pool helps the public sector to save money.  The famous blue piggy banks made their debut in 2009 to highlight the efficiency savings that can be had by using e-learning.  About two-thirds of public sector training is duplicated – at a cost of around £360million per year.  The Learning Pool ethos is “the virtuous circle” – work collaboratively and share resources to save money.

About Modern Governor, I’ve learnt that almost half of all the local authorities in England offer Modern Governor e-learning to their school governors.  Wow!

I’ve had my induction from Peggy, who is obviously in charge of us Learning Pool pigs – she’s been around since 2010.  She’s been to loads of cool places like Cheltenham RacesPalm Springs, Moodle Moot11UK, NGA Conferences and her story of how she and Mary McKenna went to the White House is inspiring!

Peggy’s taught me to smile for the camera – which has been handy as Elaine has taken about a million photos of me!  Prince and Betty are relative newcomers – they’re “limited edition” too – but what I love about them already is that we support each other.

I’m really looking forward to meeting everybody.  I’ll be running some competitions on Twitter, Facebook and via our newsletter for you to win your very own Rosie!  If you’re at an event and you spot me, please come over and say ‘hi’.  Some very good friends of Modern Governor will also be receiving a Rosie in the post!”

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  • Julia Skinner

    I just know I’ve got to have a Rosie now! My desk is just waiting for you to come & visit. I do hope you do because people from the Modern Governor office have visited my blog already!

  • Elaine Walton

    @JuliaSkinner I visit your blog! And I’m subscribed! Really useful and interesting stuff in there. I’m sure I could sort you out a Rosie for you – as long as you promise to send me a photo of Rosie in “The Heads Office”! Email me your address: elaine[at]moderngovernor[dot]com

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