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Picture your school's future strategic direction in the hands of other school leaders - with none of the accountability and openness which the school system expects of your own board. It couldn't happen, right? The Secret Governor looks at headteacher boards and wonders....

A long-standing chair of governors is leaving. But will anyone really notice? A fellow-governor writes them a valedictory letter....

Judith Rutherford, chair of governors at Hiltingbury Junior School in Hampshire, shares her governing board's experience of how an effort to change staff workload for the better had an impact on how governors worked with the school....

A list of frequently asked questions concerning the implementation of the GDPR in schools, academies and multi-academy trusts, illustrated with relevant videos....

Eylan Ezekiel reflects on a year of changes which have made digital governance at Larkrise Primary School a more effective & easier to manage reality. ...

In this guest article Mike Cameron examines a DfE/EFA report into a multi-academy trust which highlights several areas of concern regarding good governance....

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...

Dr Tony Breslin explores how three actors - governors, leadership teams & others beyond an institution's boundaries - contribute to effective governance....

Eylan Ezekiel describes how the governing body at Larkrise Primary School has started to explore using Office 365 to support its work with school staff....

Just over a year on from being elected chair of his or her governing board, our now not-quite-as-new chair of governors reflects on what might be next....

Details of the forthcoming live, interactive and free-to-attend Governor Live session, on succession planning in governing bodies, presented by Ruth Agnew....

NLG Ruth Agnew reflects on stepping down from being Chair of Governors after a long time in the role and the issues around succession in governance....

A term after being elected to the role, our new chair of governors reflects on what's flown past since becoming chair....

NLG Martin Matthews shares his thoughts on the future of multi-academy trusts - how a MATs might be established, run and made accountable in the future....