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Chair of Governor Tag

The NGA  have been awarded a license by the National College to provide training for chairs and aspiring chairs of governing bodies. They are one of eighteen successful partnerships who will be working across England to provide the National College programme. Contact the NGA for more...

Back in May 2011 I asked "Should school governor training be compulsory?" which prompted an overwhelming number of comments on both sides.  I left a poll on our homepage asking the same question.  I've been scouring websites, research articles, tweeting, chatting with members of the...

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...

Angie Lund is a UK School Governor - despite recently moving to New Zealand!  Learning Pool first met Angie in her role as a Learning & Development Officer for Wokingham Borough Council.  When we heard she was relocating to New Zealand, not only were we...

Continuing the countdown to the Modern Governor breakfast briefing on 21st September, we're profiling one of our guest speakers, Ruth Agnew. Ruth began subscribing to Modern Governor when she was Governor Services Manager at Cheshire County Council.  During the re-organisation, when Cheshire County became Cheshire...

We've just released our latest e-learning module "Is Governor Mark for Us?".  Governor Mark is an optional accreditation for Governing Bodies to assess the effectiveness of Governance in their school.  Our module aims to inform Governors of the necessary processes, timescale and involvement required by...

This popped into our inbox this week from a #moderngovernor who has asked to remain anonymous.  Let us know what you think...

Part One – Ofsted calling! I had been Chair of Governors for exactly 100 days and still finding my feet when Ofsted called! I was in my Head Teacher’s office having our regular Chair of Governors and Head Teacher meeting on Thursday 14th January 2010.  It was...