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How does it feel to be the one asking the questions when you’re usually the one being held to account?

Tom Williams is responsible for operating strategy and implementation at parkrun – one of the world’s largest providers of free physical activity. He sits on several international parkrun boards, which make decisions affecting thousands of events and millions of parkrunners across the globe. But he’s also a fairly new school governor…. so how does it

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The rush to virtual meetings

What incredibly strange times. Just a few weeks ago – it was the everyday-normal. Governors and trustees attending the usual, face-to-face board meetings to support schools and MATs to deliver the best possible education to children and young people. Within a matter of days, the landscape has changed dramatically. Schools are facing incredibly challenging times.

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What’s the best way to organise governance in a large multi-academy trust?

Ark Academies runs a network of 37 schools in the UK. Its admin team uses GovernorHub to support and communicate with governors and trustees and store documents. As well as a MAT Board page, each local governing board also has its own GovernorHub page with a shared calendar, noticeboard and secure document storage. We’ve been

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“I thought… I’m sure there are people around who have already been through this learning curve and know a lot more than I do.”

Isabel Churcher, who works for The Arts Council, has been a governor at Holyhead Secondary School in Hansworth, Birmingham for just over two years. Worried she didn’t know enough about the role, she set up a Staff Governors Group at the Arts Council to share knowledge and information. Isabel, how did you become a governor?

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