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Modern Governor spent last Saturday in Stockport at the GOVAS/Stockport MBC annual conference for their governors. It was great to meet so many dedicated governors giving up their Saturday to listen to speakers and join in workshops on a whole range of subjects. Stephen Adamson...

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...

What’s coming up in 2013 for schools and Governing Bodies? The following dates are an outline of the calendar for 2013, but if you have additional suggestions, please email me at info.clerktogovernors@gmail.com or leave a comment. Check back to see updates. *See DfE's timeline of key dates. ** Check on all live DfE consultations here. January 2013 Consultation on...

The Education Act 2011 provides for some flexibility for governing bodies of local authority maintained school to reduce in size and amend the categories of governors, there is no requirement to change the size or composition of your governing body if it is working well,...

Volunteer Centre Wiltshire contacted me recently about a survey they're conducting in conjunction with Wiltshire County Council. The aim is to gather information about who volunteers in Wiltshire, what they do and why.   The information they receive will help them to improve the service and...

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...

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...

We'll soon be launching our latest piece of Modern Governor content - the "Governing Body Health-check Questionnaire" It's slightly different to all our other e-learning; it's a simple online questionnaire, asking key questions about the following areas: Teamwork How effective is the work of the Governing Body? School Finance (example...

We're working flat-out to deliver lots of great new e-learning modules over the Summer.  We released "Self-evaluation and the New Ofsted Framework" and "Is Governor Mark for Us?" in July and yesterday we released our latest module, "Looked-after Children" Elaine Walton, Modern Governor's Product Manager says: "This...

Improving the governance of our schools is a key ambition for all of us, not least in a political environment where fiscal tightening is a serious issue.  Modern Governor is a product within the Learning Pool portfolio that seeks to address this need. It is designed to...

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...

The wave of stories, Tweets and publicity about David Cameron’s speech about “Big Society” made me stop and think – aren’t School Governors already “doing” Big Society? Setting aside the political arguments for and against...

I met with a potential new Modern Governor customer last week and we discussed how e-learning could be used at their authority. The people I met were really keen to use e-learning, understanding immediately how they could use it to a) save money and b)...

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

Last Thursday I went up to see our friends in York as they launched their new accredited Governor training programme.  The venue was impressive, the food was fabulous and there was an impressive turnout of dedicated and enthusiastic School Governors keen to get to know...

All Modern Governor e-learning courses are reviewed regularly - it's a tough, but necessary job!  We're very proud of our content and so, this time round, I wanted to let you know what we've done and why. We've reviewed all of our content to reflect changes...

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...

This is a tough choice now for some Headteachers with union boycotts of this term's tests. Having attended the NAHT conference and had discussions with the NGA, I know they've made much use of advice lines. I've always liked the Standard Attainment Tests for pupils after...

A few weeks ago we had a great workshop with our Modern Governor customers where people met up to share experiences and decide on how to take Modern Governor forward in the coming months. One of the standout comments from a Modern Governor user was that...

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...

Following our last post about the suggestion that heads of governing bodies should be paid, school governor and e-learning expert Donald Clark posted a comment suggesting that red tape, not pay, was the issue: "A better approach would be to reduce the time and money spent...

Every school's board of governors does things a little differently. A small minority hold meetings which are open to anyone who would like to attend, a few invite parents to get involved and some even welcome the press to report on proceedings. The default position is, however,...