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Carol Woolley is joining the Modern Governor team soon.  Here's Carol's first blog for Modern Governor - expect to see and hear more of her! Last week was my Learning Pool half birthday, I have now been a member of #teamlovely for 6 months, and in...

A massive well done to the Governor Services team at Monmouthshire Council. They've recently recorded a series of videos to help Governors learn more about their role in their own time. Wendy Barnard, Senior Support Services Officer stars in the first of a series of films planned: “We...

This is the third in our series of Top Tips to help you get the most out of a Modern Governor subscription. A reason why face to face training is well-regarded is that it gives Governors an opportunity to network and learn from each other.  By...

September 12th saw the launch of a joint venture, Governor Base, set up by support services provider, Ten Group, new education services company, One Education, the National Governors’ Association (NGA) and us, school governor e-learning provider, Modern Governor. Governor Base offers a cost-effective, high-quality support...

Another in our series of profiles of our lovely subject matter experts.  David is a long-time friend of Modern Governor and has worked with us on a number of our e-learning modules for school governors. Tell us about your experience and qualifications, David "I’m an independent education...

Every year, Learning Pool dishes out awards to the people and organisations who've made the most of their Learning Pool e-learning subscription. There are several categories, and this year not only do we have a new category but, for the first time, a Modern Governor nominee! On...

Today's the day when we're releasing our "School Governors and Social Media" e-learning module.  We've also taken the opportunity to spruce up the look of our other modules - here's what we've been up to...

The National Foundation for Educational Research has published a report titled "Governance Models in Schools". In it, they state that "Key to effective governance was perceived to be governors having a clear understanding of their role (and its limits) and an understanding of the strategic...

Do you have a burning need to know more about Modern Governor? Online webinars are becoming increasingly popular - they’re a great way of attending a conference, without leaving the comfort of your desk (or sofa!).  You don't have to fight the traffic/battle the train timetable...

Many School Governors are not only active participants in their local communities in terms of this role  but also through being involved with Local Democracy. Managing both roles can often be difficult in terms of time, but Learning Pool’s re-launched Modern Councillor service should make...

It’s a question we get asked a lot and something that we are passionate about at Learning Pool. It is very easy to take paper or web based content and stick it into an e-learning module, but to us that’s not e-learning it’s just a...

The recording from our March webinar is now available.  Thanks to everybody who came along - and if you were unable to join us, maybe next time! All of our recordings are placed into the video player on the homepage of www.moderngovernor.com, so you can view...

Online webinars are becoming increasingly popular and we have two Modern Governor webinars for you in April.   They're a great way of attending a conference, without leaving the comfort of your desk (or sofa!). Choose which one most suits you. The secret of anytime, anywhere learning for...

Third in our series of profiles of some of our lovely subject matter experts.  Derek Balaam is Governor Support Manager for Brent Council and has been incredibly supportive of Modern Governor since the very start. Derek, tell us about your experience and qualifications "I am a qualified...

Second in our series of subject matter expert profiles is Sue Noakes.  Sue is the Assistant Director of Education for Chester Diocese and recently shared with us her considerable expertise and knowledge for our latest e-learning module "Governance of a Church School". Sue, tell us about...

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...

I'm hosting a free webinar for school governors in March. I'll be explaining how Modern Governor works, how it can be used to complement any face to face training received and how it can make learning more accessible for busy school governors. It's happening on Tuesday 15th...

Lot of exciting stuff planned for the next few weeks - here's a quick summary of where I'm going to be talking about Modern Governor.  If you're there too - be sure to say hi! On 9th February I'll be at the Staffordshire Governors Association Annual...

Yesterday Learning Pool launched My Learning Pool. My Learning Pool is a suite of online learning resources which can be bought and used by anybody. Whether you are someone who is about to have a change in career, or a volunteer with a local community group, or the person in...

At our recent Modern Governor webinar we were delighted to have Wendy Kay as one of our panellists. Wendy Kay is the Learning Consultant who looks after the London Boroughs with a Learning Pool subscription.  In this extract from our webinar, Wendy talks about how a...

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...

Well, what a way to kick-start 2011! We had a fabulous online webinar this morning - thanks to all the busy Co-ordinators of Governor Services who joined us.  Here are the slides used today - the webinar recording will be available soon. David Marriott - Issues...

Happy New Year and welcome to 2011!   We're kicking off 2011 with a new series of profiles of the people who help us to develop our e-learning modules for school governors. Every Modern Governor e-learning module is developed with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).  The SMEs  we work with...

Elaine and the rest of the Modern Governor team wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and joyous New Year. Looking forward to meeting/chatting with you in 2011 - have you registered yet for one of our online events? Thursday 13th January - Online Modern...

It's freezing outside, too icy to venture out, and there's nothing on the television (again). The perfect opportunity to take a look at our new podcast player!  See Donald Clark, Ruth Agnew (Cheshire East) and Derek Balaam (Brent) talk about Modern Governor and the benefits of e-learning...

Modern Governor is the UK's favourite governor training service with over 16,000 governors online. Since its launch we've continually worked with governance experts throughout the country to improve Modern Governor and deliver it to the people who need it to improve how they govern our...

Paperwork - don't you just love it? We've got around 20000 School Governors using our Modern Governor e-learning, and their feedback is crucial to us.  It helps us to identify any problems, make Modern Governor better, and plan our future content based on what Governors want...

Lots going on here at Modern Governor towers over the next few weeks - here's a quick round-up to make sure you're keeping up! Modern Governor Breakfast Briefing, Thursday 9th December 2010, York Well, I suppose you could call it a Brunch Briefing!  Hear about how Modern...

Are you a Co-ordinator of Governor Services? Need to make savings on your School Governor training programme? Want to know more about Modern Governor? We're delighted to announce the following events - save the dates in your diary now! Date: 24th November 2010 Time: 11am-12pm Where: Online webinar What: An Introduction to...

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...

Learning Pool is the UK's largest online community dedicated exclusively to the public sector and Modern Governor is one of a range of dedicated e-learning programmes. Community is the heart of Learning Pool: "Whether it’s sharing their content with other subscribers or providing feedback for the next...

Well, Wednesday was quite a day, wasn't it? It felt like the nation was holding a collective breath until George Osborne rose from his seat to deliver the much-anticipated Spending Review.  Poking through the opinions since then, it seems that no-one knows exactly how the Spending Review will...

We're on tour again!  This Thursday 14th October we'll be attending the NCOGS Annual Conference 2010 which is being held in Birmingham.  The theme this year is "Strengthening Governance".  There are few things we enjoy more than meeting our friends in Governor Services, talking about...

Happy Friday everybody! We've now uploaded some of the slides we used at Tuesday's Modern Governor breakfast briefing.  To view, please click on the 'play' buttons.  To download, please click on the titles.  If you would like to receive a copy via email, please contact elaine@moderngovernor.com Dave's...

Thanks to everyone who attended #GovernorBB - the Modern Governor breakfast briefing - which we held yesterday in the Council House, Birmingham. There was such a positive vibe around the room during the sessions - everyone was very keen to find out how Modern Governor could...

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...

Next up in our countdown to our FREE Modern Governor Breakfast Briefing, is, erm, me! I've had various e-learning roles since 2003 - sales, product development, project manager, account manager, learning support, learning consultant, technical support - and managed roll-outs across sectors like hospitality, telecommunications, healthcare, retail,...