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The Modern Governor Church Schools module has been completely updated this year to reflect the changing worlds of policy and practice and how these interact with the more established settings across all types of church schools - or as the 2015 Education Act describes them and other...

The open space sessions at Governor Live proved an ideal opportunity to give school Governors from across the country an opportunity to debate the challenges and opportunities affecting their roles in 2014. Discussions around the Governing Body were plentiful including the transition, representation and recruitment...

It's the first week back to school and I'm busy compiling a list of top school governance blogs for our next exciting Modern Governor project.  I hope these are useful for both new and experienced governors alike! Here are some of my favourites; share your favourites...

Following on from the recent announcement from the DfE about increasing the number of teaching schools, we were intrigued at Modern Governor to find out a bit more about them. (see press release information here) “Teaching schools will be examples of the best schools in the...

The National Governors' Association is the only independent representative body for schools governors from all state funded schools (LA maintained schools and academies) in England. It supports local governor associations and governing bodies, lobbies ministers and policy makers on all policies that impact schools and...

        The new DfE timeline for school leaders and Governors for the Summer term 2013 is now available.     This timeline sets out important and useful information to help you plan ahead, prepare for and implement changes that will take place during this academic year and beyond. There are...

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...

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...

Statement reads>>   Today I am announcing details of the capital funding of around £4billion that will be made available to create new school places and to carry out maintenance and repair work to existing school buildings. The number of pupils in England is rising and is...

SGOSS - Governors for schools have recently launched a new campaign* aimed at recruiting more school governors called  We're the people (read more in our recent blog post)  and the campaign has attracted some media attention and been linked to from a variety of sites including the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Your latest newsletter should have popped into your inbox this week, with lots of Modern Governor news and links to new 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...

Plans to allow Ofsted to share the names and addresses of children’s homes with the police and other bodies have been launched. Children’s minister Edward Timpson published consultation proposals to allow Ofsted to share the names and addresses of children’s homes on their register with the...

The cover story for this month’s bulletin board is the Education Select Committee Inquiry into Governance. The House of Commons Education Select Committee has announced an inquiry into the role of governing bodies. This inquiry will look at the existing role of governing bodies, and the implications...

New research released by OUP following the introduction of a new spelling test by the Government has raised growing concerns over standards of literacy in schools. This comes after a similar research project commissioned by Mencap revealed in May that over-reliance on technology is also...

A leading Government adviser has warned in an article in today's Telegraph that Education inspectors are “taking the soul out of school” by promoting a tick-box culture in the classroom. Teachers are being forced into delivering “very robotic” lessons to satisfy the requirements of Ofsted, said John...

UPDATED MODULE: OFSTED and Self Evaluation   This module reflects the changes instigated by the introduction of the latest Ofsted framework and supersedes our previous Ofsted course. It covers how Governors should work with various tools including Schools Self-Evaluation Schedule (SSES) and RAISEonline. It explores how...

The September cover story focuses on composition of governing bodies and the new regulations. The new composition regulations for an LA maintained schools came into force on 1 September. If you wish to reconstitute your governing body, you will need to do so under these regulations....

Modern Governor is part of the wider Learning Pool family and we are focused on helping our members collaborate together. We are especially proud that we’ve built the largest and most vibrant public sector learning community in the UK, where you can engage with over 8000...

The August cover story focuses on Twenty Key Questions to challenge a governing body which aims to engage as many governing bodies as possible in a simple exercise to reflect on their practice. (Read our blog which can be viewed here) and download the document from the...

Your August newsletter should have popped into your inbox this week, with lots of Modern Governor news and links to new 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...

New arrangements for school exclusion come into force in September 2012. These will apply to any pupil excluded on or after 1 September 2012 from a maintained school, academy school / Free School, alternative provision academy / Free School or pupil referral unit in England. Take a...

The School Information (England) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/3093) require local authorities and maintained schools to publish specified information on schools in school and local authority composite prospectuses. The regulations also specify additional key admissions-related information that local authorities have to make available every year through their...

Strong governance is essential for good schools. Yet in too many schools, governing bodies are not effective or confident enough. The key role of governing bodies is to support and challenge headteachers in order to ensure pupils receive the best possible education; governing bodies also...

“Is there a demonstrable causal link between the actions of/effectiveness of the governing body and pupil performance?”; New report from School Governors’ One-Stop Shop There is widespread acceptance that effective governing bodies add significant value in the critical areas of school improvement and compliance; ranging from...

Written in conjunction with the National Governors Association, Converting to Academy Status is the first in our series of modules aimed at Academies. Academies are classed as 'independent' state schools. They are charitable companies limited by guarantee. Rather than being directly funded and accountable to...

June’s cover story is the NGA TES Joint Survey: A Chance to Give Your Views. The survey is open to all governors, and is open until 11 June. This year the survey includes questions about academies, performance management and local authority cuts. The June bulletin also looks at...

From September schools will have to report the following information on Pupil Premium: How much money the school has been allocated for the Pupil Premium in respect of the current academic year how the school intends to spend the money how it spent the allocation for the previous...

There’s only a few more days left to respond to the DfE’s survey of school governors about school finance and procurement. You can read more about the survey here: http://www.moderngovernor.com/dfe-survey-of-governors-2012/ The survey is open to all governors in any schools in England, and will be available online until...