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Just over a year on from being elected chair of his or her governing board, our now not-quite-as-new chair of governors reflects on what might be next....

Ben Archibald, vice-chair at a school in Kent, looks at how spending time in one's school can make the sometimes abstract process of governance more real....

NLG Ruth Agnew reflects on stepping down from being Chair of Governors after a long time in the role and the issues around succession in governance....

Professor John Howson explores some issues raised by the DfE's brief consultation period on the schools' national funding formula, aka "fairer funding"....

With the recruitment process for the next head of Ofsted rumoured to be looking to the US, Dr Jacqueline Baxter asks what the role of the inspectorate is....

The Secret NLG ponders the recent decision of a large Multi-Academy Trust to replace its Local Governing Bodies (LGBs) with "ambassadorial advisory bodies"....

An introduction to a forthcoming series of posts from a new chair of governors in a primary school reflecting on their experience of the role....

The Secret Governor describes the process of headteacher recruitment - considering advertising, recruitment consultants, shortlisting & interviewing....