17 Oct Modern Governor app updated with exclusive content
The free Modern Governor mobile app for iOS and Android has been updated – if you’ve downloaded it before then now is a good time to update it from the iTunes app store or the Google Play app store in order to get some new and exclusive content.
Installing the app & updating its content
Once you’ve installed the app, it’s a simple task to update the content in the app – its reader of governance blogs and its offline, searchable, cross-referenced Glossary. By default this happens once a week, but you can do so manually at any time you wish:
Book reviews, extracts & discount codes
One of the new sections of the updated app will give information on, and free access to extracts from, books on governance. This first update features two books useful for governors and trustees wanting to get to grips with the implications of their voluntary role:
Improving School Governance
The second edition of Nigel Gann’s Improving School Governance (Routledge, 2015) features in the new section, including an exclusive extract from the book addressing the thorny matter of how governing bodies and schools engage with parents and the wider school community. This chapter is available in its entirely in the new version of the app, and there’s a link to purchase the book at a discount.
Effective School Governance
Mark A’Bear’s Effective School Governance, published in 2016 by the Directory of Social Change (DSC), is also be reviewed in the app (read the review here on the Modern Governor blog) and two exclusive extracts – useful for new governors and those wishing to become more effective – are included in the app, entitled Key concept: earning credibility and Gathering evidence. The DSC are also offering users of the Modern Governor app a huge discount on the purchase price of the book until the end of 2016 – simply read one of the extracts within the app to access a special discount code.
Get the app now
The Modern Governor app is available for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices – and its content is freely available to anyone.
We’ve had feedback from schools & academies who’ve been encouraging parents, carers and NQTs to download it to provide a ready-reference to help navigate the jungle of educational jargon – if you’ve got feedback, suggestions or ideas for improvement then please get in touch!