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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....

The Secret Governor may or may not be on your governing board. They may also continue to refer to it as a ‘governing body’, which may or may not be an attitude which Requires Improvement. They have indicated that this post represents a very personal...

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....

Bill Moore - school governor, teacher and adviser on RE - explores the role of religious education in schools and what governors should ask about it....

This year our budget has been cut by £62k. Our responsibilities have increased. Next year the cut will be the same. Not in our governing body's name....