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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....

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...

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...

The Modern Governor Church Schools module has been completely updated this year to reflect the changing worlds of policy and practice and how these interact with the more established settings across all types of church schools - or as the 2015 Education Act describes them and other...

[caption id="attachment_4678" align="left" width="300"] Learning Pool’s Mary McKenna with some of the Parliament team[/caption] We’re delighted at Learning Pool to announce that we have been awarded a contract by Parliament to provide online training to staff across both Houses. This provision will be extended to Members...

We are pleased to announce we have updated our module on Safeguarding and Promoting Child Welfare. This module is a basic introduction to your responsibility as a Governor in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This is a companion module to Safeguarding and Child Protection for...

Your April newsletter should have popped into your inbox this week, with lots of Modern Governor news and links to our modules and our Twitter and Facebook pages. If you don't receive our newsletter and would like to subscribe then please pop along to our sign...

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...

SGOSS - Governors for schools have recently launched a new campaign* aimed at recruiting more school governors called  We're the people (read more in our recent blog post)  and the campaign has attracted some media attention and been linked to from a variety of sites including the...

[caption id="attachment_3386" align="aligncenter" width="300"] One of last years conferences[/caption] The days are getting longer and the mornings lighter and out in Governorland it is conference season. Over the next couple of months Modern Governor will be out on the road visiting as many of the Governor and...

[caption id="attachment_3929" align="alignleft" width="225"] Learning Pool's Mary McKenna and Paper Bag's Gary Gallagher[/caption] Modern Governor is part of Learning Pool, the fast growing e-learning company based in Derry, which has just announced the acquisition of Paper Bag, the mobile apps development agency with offices in Belfast...

We have recently revised our module   My Role As A Governor This e-learning module will take you through the history of school Governing Bodies and how they are organised today. It is an introduction to your role and responsibilities as a Governor, and looks at meetings and...

Your latest newsletter should have popped into your inbox this week, with lots of Modern Governor news and links to our modules and our Twitter and Facebook pages. If you don't receive our newsletter and would like to subscribe then please pop along to our sign...

The technical team at Learning Pool have been busily working away on lots of exciting new functionality following the release of new Moodle 2 functionality earlier this year.  We’ve successfully rolled this out to Learning Pool customers, and now it’s Modern Governor’s turn for DLE...

Modern Governor’s Carol and Elaine spent a great day in Birmingham last Thursday meeting lots of our customers at the Co-ordinators of Governor Services Annual Conference 2012. The inspirational line up of speakers from the “front line” of governance included Steve Munby from the National College...

New Module now available: Freedom of Information - A Guide for Governors In this module, you'll explore and build on your knowledge of the FOI Act and how it applies to schools. You'll learn more about your role and responsibilities as a Governor. You'll learn about what your...

UPDATED MODULE: OFSTED and Self Evaluation   This module reflects the changes instigated by the introduction of the latest Ofsted framework and supersedes our previous Ofsted course. It covers how Governors should work with various tools including Schools Self-Evaluation Schedule (SSES) and RAISEonline. It explores how...

Written in conjunction with the National Governors Association, Converting to Academy Status is the first in our series of modules aimed at Academies. Academies are classed as 'independent' state schools. They are charitable companies limited by guarantee. Rather than being directly funded and accountable to...

School Governors in Yorkshire and the Humber are to get access to free governor training through an exciting collaboration between local councils across the region. GLADYS, Governor Learning and Development in Yorkshire & the Humber, will give governors at participating schools access to the highly acclaimed Modern Governor...