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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....

Professor John Howson explores some issues raised by the DfE's brief consultation period on the schools' national funding formula, aka "fairer funding"....

With the recruitment process for the next head of Ofsted rumoured to be looking to the US, Dr Jacqueline Baxter asks what the role of the inspectorate is....

The Modern Governor Church Schools module has been completely updated this year to reflect the changing worlds of policy and practice and how these interact with the more established settings across all types of church schools - or as the 2015 Education Act describes them and other...

Following on from the recent announcement from the DfE about increasing the number of teaching schools, we were intrigued at Modern Governor to find out a bit more about them. (see press release information here) “Teaching schools will be examples of the best schools in the...

        The new DfE timeline for school leaders and Governors for the Summer term 2013 is now available.     This timeline sets out important and useful information to help you plan ahead, prepare for and implement changes that will take place during this academic year and beyond. There are...

A new firm but fair primary school floor standard will drive up standards and help ensure children are ready for secondary school, Schools Minister David Laws announced yesterday. As well as requiring schools to get a higher proportion of pupils to clear the existing bar, the...

Think Global is a membership charity that works to educate and engage people about global issues. We work with schools, businesses and NGO’s to help people learn how they can play a part in creating a more just and sustainable world. Our members share our...

There are waves of awful stories in the media about mobile phones in schools.  Tales of cyber-bullying, "sexting" and physical violence being used to steal mobile phones paints a worrying picture of life today for kids in school. But what about the positive side of pupils...

Recently, we exhibited at an event held by the Birmingham Bursars' Group.  It was the first event for bursars that we've attended and I was both surprised and impressed by how many people attended. Birmingham City Council Governor Services team already subscribe to Modern Governor so,...

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