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In the light of the recent global ransomware attack - which had a significant impact on the National Health Service - Modern Governor is making a module on Information Security immediately available to subscribers. As ever, the role of governors and trustees in this area is...

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....

In this guest article Mike Cameron examines a DfE/EFA report into a multi-academy trust which highlights several areas of concern regarding good governance....

Details of a mini-series of Governor Live events aiming to help those involved in school governance & leadership understand financial management issues....

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

A review of the Governor Live online event on employment law - Michelle Gray from berg's update on those areas of law which those in governance should know....

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....

Eylan Ezekiel describes how the governing body at Larkrise Primary School has started to explore using Office 365 to support its work with school staff....

A review of the Governor Live Considerations for Conversion session - examining what joining an existing MAT might mean for governors & questions they should ask....

An overview of the new Plain English module, available to Modern Governor subscribers as part of the service's Core Skills: Communication Skills collection....

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....

As recognition of their work declines at the same rate as their responsibilities grow, NLG Martin Matthews explains how to nominate governors for honours....

Details of the forthcoming live, interactive and free-to-attend Governor Live session, on succession planning in governing bodies, presented by Ruth Agnew....