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Modern Governor, working in partnership with the NGA, is pleased to announce the release of our second academy module, Academy Governance.   This module looks at the role and responsibilities of the Trust Body and Governing Body. It is divided into three sections looking at the constitution of...

The Academies Commission has recently released its report ‘Unleashing Greatness: Getting the best from an academised system’. Mainstream media, so far, seems to have focused on the section about admissions. Here are some other snippets for you - and you can download the full report here (PDF): Risk: The governors of...

Modern Governor spent Saturday at the NGA Policy conference in London and met lots of  governors who are using our e-learning to improve the skills and knowledge of their governing bodies. These lovely ladies were full of praise for our modules and couldn't wait to get...

[caption id="attachment_2942" align="alignleft" width="213" caption="Importance of teaching white paper"][/caption] More than a year has now passed since the Importance of Teaching white paper's provisions were enshrined in the Education Act 2011. The ISOS partnership has now released its interim report looking at how Local Authorities have...

(This was first published on the LGiU blog) "The LGiU conducted a survey of 80 Lead Members and Directors of Children’s Services in August 2011 in partnership with NUT and Unison. The survey focused on the future of local government’s role in the changing education system....

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of being at the Association of Leicestershire Governors conference which was held at Leicester Racecourse. The theme was “Which Way Forward?” and it featured the experiences of governors and Heads who have taken their school in the direction of Federation,...

Neil Carmichael MP has just published a report called "Who Governs the Governors?". The introduction states: "More than half a million people contribute in excess of 2 million working days to serving schools as unpaid governors across England, Scotland and Wales within the state...

Earlier this week there was a lot of internet traffic about a Chair of Governors who resigned because he does not support the conversion to Academy status. I mentioned this story on Twitter, and pointed my followers to the original story.  A Headteacher contacted me via...

We're currently finalising our content development roadmap for the next 12 months.  This is a fancy way of saying we're deciding what e-learning modules to develop next for inclusion in the Modern Governor catalogue. It's never "final" though - priorities change, needs are somewhat fluid and...

We're delighted to announce the release of another new Modern Governor e-learning module.  Modern Governor is a suite of e-learning modules designed especially for School Governorswhich covers a range of important governance topics.  Because the modules are accessed online, they enable busy School Governors to access...

Education Secretary Michael Gove has written to all primary and secondary schools in England inviting them to become academies. Academies are state-funded schools which are independent of local authority control. Schools rated as outstanding by inspectors could be fast-tracked into academy status for the autumn. Education Secretary Michael Gove...