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

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The National Governors’ Association (NGA) has been working with Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) and others to promote and support the work of governing body clerks....

Back in May 2011 I asked "Should school governor training be compulsory?" which prompted an overwhelming number of comments on both sides.  I left a poll on our homepage asking the same question.  I've been scouring websites, research articles, tweeting, chatting with members of the...

School Governors in Yorkshire and the Humber are to get access to free governor training through an exciting collaboration between local councils across the region. GLADYS, Governor Learning and Development in Yorkshire & the Humber, will give governors at participating schools access to the highly acclaimed Modern Governor...

Carol Woolley is joining the Modern Governor team soon.  Here's Carol's first blog for Modern Governor - expect to see and hear more of her! Last week was my Learning Pool half birthday, I have now been a member of #teamlovely for 6 months, and in...

This is the first in a new series of tips to help you get the most out of a Modern Governor subscription. We're going to start at the very beginning (a very fine place to start, according to Julie Andrews...

Recently, we exhibited at an event held by the Birmingham Bursars' Group.  It was the first event for bursars that we've attended and I was both surprised and impressed by how many people attended. Birmingham City Council Governor Services team already subscribe to Modern Governor so,...

Neil Carmichael MP has just published a report called "Who Governs the Governors?". The introduction states: "More than half a million people contribute in excess of 2 million working days to serving schools as unpaid governors across England, Scotland and Wales within the state...

We're delighted to introduce Rosie as the newest member of the Modern Governor team. Rosie joins her cousins Peggy, Prince and Betty in being cheerleaders for Learning Pool, the UK's largest public sector learning community.  Always seen in the right places, our piggy pals have become...

The National Foundation for Educational Research has published a report titled "Governance Models in Schools". In it, they state that "Key to effective governance was perceived to be governors having a clear understanding of their role (and its limits) and an understanding of the strategic...

Last week at a ceremony at the House of Commons Lord Hill, Minister for Schools, presented the National Governors’ Association awards for Outstanding Governance. Lord Hill said: “Many school governors and clerks make an outstanding contribution to the job of running their own school and of helping to set...

The Commons Education Committee has called for Ofsted to be split in two. "Splitting Ofsted into two new organisations—the Inspectorate for Education and the Inspectorate for Children’s Care—will help to focus and improve inspection in this country." The report agrees with Baroness Perry when she said that Ofsted...

It’s a question we get asked a lot and something that we are passionate about at Learning Pool. It is very easy to take paper or web based content and stick it into an e-learning module, but to us that’s not e-learning it’s just a...

The recording from our March webinar is now available.  Thanks to everybody who came along - and if you were unable to join us, maybe next time! All of our recordings are placed into the video player on the homepage of www.moderngovernor.com, so you can view...

School Governors' One-Stop Shop (or SGOSS) is a fantastic charity, which encourages people to volunteer as a School Governor.  All of their services are free, and since it was formed in 1999, SGOSS has placed thousands of Governors. Modern Governor was thrilled that the SGOSS Chief...

Online webinars are becoming increasingly popular and we have two Modern Governor webinars for you in April.   They're a great way of attending a conference, without leaving the comfort of your desk (or sofa!). Choose which one most suits you. The secret of anytime, anywhere learning for...

"Very informative.  I think governors would be reassured by this explanation of the Ofsted process.  I particularly liked the case study."...

"Very helpful and clear - providing an excellent overview of the inspection process and how best to prepare and respond to an inspection."...

"I whizzed through the course, but quickly found out that I didnt know as much as I thought !  I will certainly recommend it at our next committee meeting."...

"I think that it's a really great way to give advice to new governors about the role they'll be carrying out."...