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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...

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...

The Academies Commission has recently released its report ‘Unleashing Greatness: Getting the best from an academised system’. Mainstream media, so far, seems to have focused on the section about admissions. Here are some other snippets for you - and you can download the full report here (PDF): Risk: The governors of...

The NGA  have been awarded a license by the National College to provide training for chairs and aspiring chairs of governing bodies. They are one of eighteen successful partnerships who will be working across England to provide the National College programme. Contact the NGA for more...

The Education (Wales) Measure 2011 allows Welsh Ministers to introduce regulations to make governor training mandatory on specific issues. Initially the mandatory topics will be introductory training for new Governors, training for Chairs of Governing bodies and training for Governors on the use and understanding of...

Back in May 2011 I asked "Should school governor training be compulsory?" which prompted an overwhelming number of comments on both sides.  I left a poll on our homepage asking the same question.  I've been scouring websites, research articles, tweeting, chatting with members of the...

In December Learning Pool ran the annual "12 Days of Christmas" campaign, where our sparkly team give away daily goodies to members of the Learning Pool community, either as downloads or as competition prizes. This year two of our downloadable goodies proved especially popular with School...

I recently asked "Should school governor training be compulsory?" It's prompted lots of you to comment - you can view our blog and all comments here (don't forget to add your comment too!). I love the simple beauty of "wordles" and the way they present huge...

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...

Modern Governor is the UK's favourite governor training service with over 16,000 governors online. Since its launch we've continually worked with governance experts throughout the country to improve Modern Governor and deliver it to the people who need it to improve how they govern our...

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...