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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....

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....

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....

This year our budget has been cut by £62k. Our responsibilities have increased. Next year the cut will be the same. Not in our governing body's name....

Warwick Mansell asks if the unregulated pay of multi-academy trust CEOs in a time of austerity could have consequences beyond MAT boardrooms....

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...

Dr Tony Breslin explores how three actors - governors, leadership teams & others beyond an institution's boundaries - contribute to effective governance....

Debra Kidd looks at issues governors should consider if parents from their school wish to boycott SATs test by withdrawing their children from the test....