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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....

This is one of the questions we get asked frequently, and we have put together some information we hope you will find helpful. Changes in legislation last year meant that schools no longer have to publish a school profile and prospectus. However, as of September 2012...

We’re planning a free meeting of governors from across the country to give you a chance to network, talk about experiences and share ideas. As an experienced governor we would love your thoughts on this. We want to do even more for governors and that’s why...

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This interesting article appeared in the Guardian earlier this week by Nansi Ellis, head of education, policy and research at the ATL. The article advocates the introduction of area education boards. The idea behind such boards is that they would would offer a strategic overview and vision for teaching...

[caption id="attachment_3386" align="aligncenter" width="300"] One of last years conferences[/caption] The days are getting longer and the mornings lighter and out in Governorland it is conference season. Over the next couple of months Modern Governor will be out on the road visiting as many of the Governor and...

We have recently revised our module   My Role As A Governor This e-learning module will take you through the history of school Governing Bodies and how they are organised today. It is an introduction to your role and responsibilities as a Governor, and looks at meetings and...

On 7 February 2013 the Secretary of State for Education announced a public consultation on the draft National Curriculum which will run until 16 April 2013. The consultation also asks for views on proposals to dis-apply aspects of the current National Curriculum from September 2013, so as...

Education charity ‘SGOSS – Governors for Schools’ has launched a new campaign  Becoming the people  which highlights the personal benefits of volunteering, in a quest to help fill 30,000 school governor vacancies across England. As part of the campaign they have also launched a new short film...

The cover story for this month’s bulletin board is How well are  secondary schools doing? Last week, the Department for Education (DfE) published the latest performance tables for secondary schools. The data show that at key stage 4, 59.4% of pupils in both maintained and independent schools...

Think Global is a membership charity that works to educate and engage people about global issues. We work with schools, businesses and NGO’s to help people learn how they can play a part in creating a more just and sustainable world. Our members share our...

What’s coming up in 2013 for schools and Governing Bodies? The following dates are an outline of the calendar for 2013, but if you have additional suggestions, please email me at info.clerktogovernors@gmail.com or leave a comment. Check back to see updates. *See DfE's timeline of key dates. ** Check on all live DfE consultations here. January 2013 Consultation on...

A Guest Blog from SGOSS,  The school governor recruitment charity, set up by the Department for Education to provide free services for volunteers, schools and employers. Tuesday 13th November was a significant day in the SGOSS calendar. The Changing Face of School Governance event held at Tower...

Has your governing body or clerk: Stepped up to challenges? Been instrumental in driving forward new projects and initiatives? Dealt with crises? Contributed to the wider community? Driven school improvement? Improved children’s education? Then you may wish to consider a nomination for the NGA Awards for Outstanding Governance. There are two awards,...