Waterside Primary School in Southampton is now a Good school, according to Ofsted, after fours years of being graded Requires Improvement. The one-form entry primary school joined GovernorHub just after Easter and Chair of Governors Claire Lowther says the system proved really helpful during the inspection in May. For a start, there was no need
1. Use the Noticeboard to communicate Hurrah for the Noticeboard which does the hard work so you don’t have to! It will send emails to the full board or committees on your behalf ✉️. You can also use it to share documents, folders and even external links 🔗. Using the Noticeboard properly will aid transparency
You probably have a good idea about the kind of community your school serves – but until now it’s been hard to find this official information readily. At GovernorHub, we want anyone working or volunteering in a school to be able to see a detailed breakdown of the make-up of their local area and to
When I was a child at primary school in Norwich, I would often be given a big brown envelope of papers marked “confidential” to take home to my mum who was Chair of Governors. This was governance 1980s style. It was a time when people were beginning to buy their first home computers. For my
“It’s the issue right at the top of the agenda for most boards at the moment. Governors and trustees are making difficult decisions and they’re not making them lightly.” We’ve been speaking to Emma Knights, Chief Executive of the National Governance Association, about the NGA’s forthcoming ‘Week of Action‘ to call for better school funding.
Can becoming a school governor improve your mental health?
“You feel part of something. You feel like you’re making a difference. The reward is massive if you don’t get that in your day job.”
Meet Neil from Kent who says it’s been invaluable for his mental health.
Educationalist and Teacher Tapp founder Laura McInerney became a school governor for the first time last year and we’ve been asking her what she makes of it so far and whether she would recommend it to friends and colleagues. How long have you been a governor Laura? Less than a year. What type of school
Most trustees and governors have a day job – so the work of reading reports, agendas and studying data has to be done outside of the usual 9 to 5. Busy modern lives mean that even at 8 pm people might be otherwise engaged with events, board meetings or activities. This leaves many governors and
GovernorHub’s resident GDPR expert, Alex Robinson, talks us through the ins-and-outs of GDPR for Governing boards, six months on. So, what was the big issue for governing boards? GDPR became an issue for boards because it was an issue for schools. Historically, governing boards didn’t really consider how to protect the data they were using.