The thoughts of a newish governor

Having been a governor many years ago, whilst part of the school senior leadership team, it’s been an interesting return. I left teaching over 12 years ago and since then there have been many significant changes. Not least austerity, changes to statutory assessment, new Ofsted frameworks and of course increasing academization and the decline of Local Authority services. I have […]

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Nominate a governor for an honour

A guide to support people who want to nominate school governors for national honours has been created. Produced by Martin Matthews, a national leader of governors, the ‘Governors, do the Honours! booklet aims to level the playing field of nominations between governors and headteachers. Mr Matthews says the ‘behind the scenes workers’ are failing to be recognised because they do […]

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Schools should be like businesses

Thanks to Modern Governor for this post ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In this guest post, Ben Kay shares some of his experience of being a governor and how what he has learned from business in his professional life might inform how schools are led and managed.  Previously at EE, Ben works for IBM Social Consulting and is a governor at his daughter’s school. You can […]

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