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[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...

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...

We have just revised the Governing Body Health Check Module. This health check is part of a Self-Review tool which has been designed to help governing bodies to evaluate what they do in order to make sure that they meet statutory requirements and that their practices meet...

Next Monday, 27th June, is the start of something rather exciting. We'll be recording a "Question Time" session. The topic will be the Teachers' Strike on 30th June. I'll be in the David Dimbelby seat, posing questions to the panel: David Owen of the Staffordshire Governors Association Neil Collins...

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...

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...

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...