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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...

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....

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

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

"The presentation was clear, the language was coherent without being confusing and the interactive side of it was fun."...

"Very easy on-line service, fast, efficient and a very effective and comprehensive learning tool."...

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

"Easy to use, you can run at your own pace, it's pitched at the right level - not too technical or jargon."...

"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."...

"Well presented. Easy to follow. Comprehensive but can be learned in a short time."...

"It was a huge 'eye opener' to the precautions that need to be taken to ensure health and safety for everyone."...

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

"Ideal for re-focusing the mind to an important subject - all modules were both interesting and relevant."...

"Provided me with a better understanding of my role and responsibilities as a governor."...

"I found out a lot of interesting information which was up to date. The additional links...

"Able to revisit sections and modules.  Simple and clear in content and presentation."...

"The course was very easy to navigate through and did very well in explaining the key points"...

"Only a tiny number of school governors get round to doing the necessary training. Modern Governor is the obvious solution as it’s convenient, quick and online. It’s a 21st century solution for an age old problem – being long...

"(I like) that it is an online course enabling me to study at a time to suit me – my work makes it difficult to find time during traditional 9-5 working hours to fit non work- related courses into my week...