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The Secret Governor

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...

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

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

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