Author: Jo Phillips, GovernorHub

“We want to show that governance can be fun, it’s worthwhile and it’s not rocket science.”

Just a few years ago, there were no podcasts about school governance. These days you can tune into really insightful conversations about governance from some of the leading organisations in the sector such as The Key (whose podcast series we wrote about here) and the National Governance Association. But the newest podcast for school governors,

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“Schools need governors who care about mental health.”

Governors for Schools first started thinking about a wellbeing campaign last year, after a survey revealed issues around mental health and wellbeing were on the rise in schools. Then came 2020 and COVID-19. The pandemic has brought a whole range of new and different pressures on schools. We’ve been speaking to Hannah Stolton, CEO of

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Now – more than ever – is a really important time to be a SEND governor, a time to speak up and be curious

After months of disruption, and now new and different ways of working, children and young people with special needs must not be forgotten. We’ve been speaking to SEND expert, Anne Heavey, about why SEND governors need to champion SEND pupils in their schools this year. Anne’s day job is Director of Whole School Send but

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