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From the DfE website  Read full DfE press release here The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is a new government agency created to enable and support the development of a self-improving, school-led system. The agency was formed from the merger, on 2 April 2013,...

  From the DfE website Read full press release from DfE here  The National College for Teaching and Leadership has confirmed the latest wave of teaching schools to be officially designated – recognising the significant role the successful schools will play in staff development and school improvement. The latest...

The Education Committee is conducting an inquiry into School Sports following London 2012. The Committee is very keen for teachers to provide their views on school sports following the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics to help the Committee gather information on this important topic. The areas they...

March is a busy time for us here at Modern Governor as we try to visit as many of your local conferences as we can. We love meeting you all face to face and hearing your news and views, and ideas for how we can...

Revised guidance published yesterday by the Government clarifies the responsibilities of professionals towards safeguarding children, and strengthens the focus away from processes and onto the needs of the child. In response to recommendations from Professor Eileen Munro’s report, A child-centred system, the revised Working together to safeguard children...

Here at Modern Governor we have been watching with interest the debate going on around paying school governors following Sir Michael Wilshaw’s recent comments In an article in today’s Guardian, Lord Bichard argues It is more critical that governors understand their roles and the practical ways...

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The cover story for this month’s bulletin board is the release of the Ofsted School Data Dashboard On Wednesday 27 February 2013, Sir Michael Wilshaw, HMCI Ofsted, launched a new School Data Dashboard designed to support governors to hold their schools to account. The dashboard will provide a snapshot...

On 7 February 2013 the Secretary of State for Education announced a public consultation on the draft National Curriculum which will run until 16 April 2013. The consultation also asks for views on proposals to dis-apply aspects of the current National Curriculum from September 2013, so as...

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 cover story for this month’s bulletin board is How well are  secondary schools doing? Last week, the Department for Education (DfE) published the latest performance tables for secondary schools. The data show that at key stage 4, 59.4% of pupils in both maintained and independent schools...

Your latest newsletter should have popped into your inbox this week, with lots of Modern Governor news and links to new 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 cover story for this month’s bulletin board is the Education Select Committee Inquiry into Governance. The House of Commons Education Select Committee has announced an inquiry into the role of governing bodies. This inquiry will look at the existing role of governing bodies, and the implications...

As part of the DfE's ongoing commitment to reducing bureaucracy for schools, the statutory policies for schools document outlines the policies and other documents governing bodies are legally required to hold. The document makes clear how often each policy must be reviewed and was updated in...

The new and updated Academies Financial Handbook is now available: The Academies Financial Handbook (Handbook) sets out the financial requirements for academy trusts (ATs). The Handbook, together with the funding agreement (of which this document forms part), sets out the financial relationship between the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and ATs. The...

Schools should ensure that all pupils achieve their best Ofsted has produced three reports that will help schools improve to be at least ‘good’ and ensure that all pupils achieve to the best of their ability. The reports, Getting to good, The Pupil Premium and initial data from the...

The September cover story focuses on composition of governing bodies and the new regulations. The new composition regulations for an LA maintained schools came into force on 1 September. If you wish to reconstitute your governing body, you will need to do so under these regulations....

Modern Governor is part of the wider Learning Pool family and we are focused on helping our members collaborate together. We are especially proud that we’ve built the largest and most vibrant public sector learning community in the UK, where you can engage with over 8000...

The August cover story focuses on Twenty Key Questions to challenge a governing body which aims to engage as many governing bodies as possible in a simple exercise to reflect on their practice. (Read our blog which can be viewed here) and download the document from the...

Your August newsletter should have popped into your inbox this week, with lots of Modern Governor news and links to new 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...

July’s cover story focuses on the new publication A Guide to Recruiting and Selecting Headteachers. NGA has worked with National College to update its resources on recruiting a headteacher and has published a short guide which can be downloaded here. The booklet includes information on what options...

Your July newsletter should have popped into your inbox over the weekend, with lots of Modern Governor news and links to new 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...

June’s cover story is the NGA TES Joint Survey: A Chance to Give Your Views. The survey is open to all governors, and is open until 11 June. This year the survey includes questions about academies, performance management and local authority cuts. The June bulletin also looks at...

May's cover story looks at the All Party Parliamentary Group on School and College Governance. The groups next meeting is on May 21st and will be used to consult on a draft of twenty questions which can be used by school and academy governing bodies to...