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Free NGA/Modern Governor event: What does this new government mean for governance?

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Free NGA/Modern Governor event: What does this new government mean for governance?

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At Modern Governor we’ve worked for a long time to bring governors together and help them share their own experiences and learn from those of others. In the past we’ve run two national unconferences for Governors – both entitled Governor Live – which brought policy makers, leading thinkers and governors with all kinds of experience and views together in 2013 and 2014.

In this post-election period, when the education bill contained in the Queen’s Speech is as yet unclear, when no-one is quite sure how the DfE will define the word ‘coasting’ and when governors can already make out several large waves on the horizon which may break upon their schools, we’re pleased to be launching the first in a series of Governor Live events – live online sessions for school governors & academy trustees. We’re delighted to be partnering with the National Governors’ Association and Adobe to enable governors from across England to engage with the NGA and one another to support our fellow-volunteers as we support, challenge and lead schools through the next months and years.

Join & shape the discussion at Governor Live

The first of these events is on the 22nd of June 2015 at 7.30pm for an hour. It’s a free online event – anyone wishing to take part just needs to register in order to gain access to it. You governing board doesn’t have to be an NGA member or a Modern Governor subscriber to take part – Governor Live is open to any governor, including head teachers. On the evening Emma Knights, the Chief Executive of the NGA, will be considering the question:

What does this new government mean for governance?

Emma Knights, Chief Executive of the NGA

Emma Knights, Chief Executive of the NGA

Rather than solely consisting of a presentation from Emma, the hour-long session will start with her input, followed by the opportunity for anyone to share and reflect on their ideas, concerns or experiences which might give insight to other governors on challenges they are facing. We’ll be also be joined by Ruth Agnew, National Leader of Governance and the lead subject matter expert for Modern Governor’s e-learning modules, to help us consider any issues arising from the discussion.

You can attend the session from your computer using a web browser or on a tablet or smartphone using the free Adobe Connect mobile app – next week we’ll post a brief overview on how to join the session on your smartphone or tablet.

How do I take part?

Simply visit the registration page, register your details (you’ll need an email address in order to attend), set a password and you’ll be emailed a confirmation of your registration. Click or tap the Governor Live image below to register.

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Once you’ve registered, you can reflect before and after the event using the #GovernorLive hashtag – if you use Twitter but are unable to attend on the night, yet want your issue or question included, then use that hashtag to bring something to participants’ attention.

We’re going to explore future options for developing this series of events and are committed to making them as widely available as possible, so if you would like to see shared experiences, strategic thinking and further useful advice and guidance through Governor Live, then register, attend and help shape the future sessions!

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