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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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What should we mean when we talk about the curriculum?

The team at GovernorHub recently attended a conference for the hard-working teams up and down the country who provide support and training to school governors (… we get the best gigs). As usual, there were some brilliant speakers and this year we heard from Professor Mick Waters. Mick’s held some very high profile roles in

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“There are audience ratings in TV but the importance attached to data in schools really took me by surprise.”

For many years, Sue Cook was best known as the face of BBC Crimewatch however she can now be found supporting the work of a small primary school in Oxford, fulfilling a lifelong interest in education and young people by volunteering as a school governor. Sue has responsibility for early years and joint responsibility for

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“It was the most humane and pleasant inspection I’ve ever been through”

Martin Matthews is a very experienced Chair of Governors at a large maintained community primary school in Oldham, Greater Manchester. It was formed when an infant and junior school merged in 2011. Martin describes the school as ‘mixed’, “We have a variety of communities who come to our school ranging from the quite affluent to

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What motivates people to join the largest volunteer force in the country?

Hundreds of people up-and-down the country will be sitting around a meeting table for the first time this term. We spoke to one such school governor, David Watkins, to find out why he got involved. David teaches at an independent school in Reading and is now a governor at a small, rural school just south

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Coming soon to GovernorHub – online training with ‘Modern Governor’

We are delighted to announce we’ve teamed up with Herts for Learning and Modern Governor to offer integrated online training for governors and trustees on GovernorHub. For many of you, this means adding the convenience of online training to the existing ability to book face-to-face sessions with experienced local educators – all in one place.

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