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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...

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...

What will the removal of Michael Gove as Secretary of State for Education mean for school Governing Bodies in England?...

Just in time for you to have a quick refresh before the new term, many of our modules have been updated in line with recent legislative/guidance changes. We are continuously reviewing, refreshing and updating all of our content - governance is a fast-changing landscape at the...

Modern Governor will be unavailable on Saturday 10th August as we are fine-tuning some improvements. This means it will not be possible to login to your e-learning from 8pm on this date. We’re really sorry for any inconvenience and normal service will resume on Sunday 11th August at 10am. If...

We had an awesome #GovernorLive event yesterday (25.06).  It was the first unconference for school governors in the world and it felt, as one of the delegates said, "like the start of something big". We had some tremendous speakers.  Chris Caroe, Head of School Governance...

We are pleased to announce we have updated our module on Safeguarding and Promoting Child Welfare. This module is a basic introduction to your responsibility as a Governor in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This is a companion module to Safeguarding and Child Protection for...

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...

Your April newsletter should have popped into your inbox this week, with lots of Modern Governor news and links to our modules and our Twitter and Facebook pages. If you don't receive our newsletter and would like to subscribe then please pop along to our sign...

Modern Governor, working in partnership with the NGA, is pleased to announce the release of our second academy module, Academy Governance.   This module looks at the role and responsibilities of the Trust Body and Governing Body. It is divided into three sections looking at the constitution of...

March is a busy time for us here at Modern Governor as we try to visit as many of your local conferences as we can. We love meeting you all face to face and hearing your news and views, and ideas for how we can...

Here at Modern Governor we have been watching with interest the debate going on around paying school governors following Sir Michael Wilshaw’s recent comments In an article in today’s Guardian, Lord Bichard argues It is more critical that governors understand their roles and the practical ways...

Your latest newsletter should have popped into your inbox this week, with lots of Modern Governor news and links to our modules and our Twitter and Facebook pages. If you don't receive our newsletter and would like to subscribe then please pop along to our sign...

Modern Governor was invited to attend the Knowsley Council School Governors'Conference last Friday and joined around 50 local governors in The Huyton Suite to hear from a range of speakers on the theme of Ensuring Quality. Steve Barker, National Leader of Governance started the day off...

The cover story for this month’s bulletin board is the release of the Ofsted School Data Dashboard On Wednesday 27 February 2013, Sir Michael Wilshaw, HMCI Ofsted, launched a new School Data Dashboard designed to support governors to hold their schools to account. The dashboard will provide a snapshot...