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Debating the challenges affecting the School Governing Body

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 of members. Continue reading

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What’s your favourite school governance blog?

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 … Continue reading

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What are Teaching Schools?

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 … Continue reading

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Why should school governors be members of the NGA?

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 … Continue reading

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Summer 2013 DfE timeline now available

        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 … Continue reading

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The Pupil Premium: How schools are spending the funding successfully to maximise achievement

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Coalition Government in April 2011 to provide additional support for looked after children and those from low income families. The extra funding is made available to schools to help them narrow the attainment … Continue reading

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Pay is not the only way to raise the standard of school governance

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 … Continue reading

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Stockport Governor Conference 2013 “Are we making a difference?”

Modern Governor spent last Saturday in Stockport at the GOVAS/Stockport MBC annual conference for their governors. It was great to meet so many dedicated governors giving up their Saturday to listen to speakers and join in workshops on a whole … Continue reading

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