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Mike Sheridan, Ofsted's Regional Director for London, writes about the new education inspection framework and how Ofsted will inspect the curriculum in the smallest schools....

Picture your school's future strategic direction in the hands of other school leaders - with none of the accountability and openness which the school system expects of your own board. It couldn't happen, right? The Secret Governor looks at headteacher boards and wonders....

The Secret Governor may or may not be on your governing board. They may also continue to refer to it as a ‘governing body’, which may or may not be an attitude which Requires Improvement. They have indicated that this post represents a very personal...

Dr. Tony Breslin, author of the new Modern Governor "The Curriculum and Beyond: what every governor needs to know" summarises the rationale for the module and explores what role governors should have in determining how a school's curriculum is defined....

A long-standing chair of governors is leaving. But will anyone really notice? A fellow-governor writes them a valedictory letter....

Judith Rutherford, chair of governors at Hiltingbury Junior School in Hampshire, shares her governing board's experience of how an effort to change staff workload for the better had an impact on how governors worked with the school....

Details of the new Modern Governor Core Skills modules on GDPR - available now to all new and existing Modern Governor subscribers as part of their Modern Governor subscription....

A list of frequently asked questions concerning the implementation of the GDPR in schools, academies and multi-academy trusts, illustrated with relevant videos....

Eylan Ezekiel reflects on a year of changes which have made digital governance at Larkrise Primary School a more effective & easier to manage reality. ...

Bill Moore - school governor, teacher and adviser on RE - explores the role of religious education in schools and what governors should ask about it....