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Tips for School Governors

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....

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....

Details of the new Modern Governor Core Skills modules on GDPR - available now to all new and existing Modern Governor subscribers as part of their Modern Governor subscription....

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....

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...

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

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...

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....