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Layla Brokenbrow is programme manager for Disability Matters and a member of the education programme team at the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health. In this guest post she gives an overview of the programme and how it can enable schools and governors to become...

Lindsey Thomas is an educational consultant and experienced senior examiner and moderator. You can contact Lindsey via Twitter at @lteducation or through lteducation.co.uk. Yesterday, Ofqual published changes to be made to the rules about how exam boards (Awarding Bodies) deal with the remarking of papers, often referred to...

Miles Berry, a former headteacher, is a principal lecturer and subject leader for Computing Education at the University of Roehampton. You can contact Miles on Twitter at @mberry - this guest post is an adapted version of an article originally carried on his blog and is reproduced with changes...

Possibly in an effort to beat the Black Friday rush, the DfE released the latest edition of the Governors' Governance Handbook yesterday. https://twitter.com/ClerktoGovernor/status/652129569026129921 Make no mistake, this is a significant revision - 114 more focused pages compared to the 131 of the previous Governors' Handbook. Trailed by Chris Caroe at...

This week Modern Governor launches our third collection of Core Skills e-learning modules.  This collection is entitled Leading Change and, as the name suggests, gives governors and trustees e-learning modules to help them improve their knowledge and understanding about how change might affect their institutions. Along with all of the Core Skills titles these modules can...

Further to our previous  post regarding the Building Better Boards report, it's maybe worth exploring the issue of paid vs. volunteer governors some more. Here's an extract from the previously mentioned report entitled 'Remuneration': [caption id="attachment_6601" align="alignright" width="212"] The cover of Building Better Boards - subtitled "An...

In this guest post, Ben Kay shares some of his experience of being a governor and how what he has learned from business in his professional life might inform how schools are led and managed.  Previously at EE, Ben works for IBM Social Consulting and is a...

As detailed at the end of last week, Modern Governor's Core Skills collection is designed to support governors and trustees in responding to the DfE's call for 'professional governance'. This means encouraging a professional approach to governance, including governing board meetings, interactions between governors and how a governing...