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
It’s a problem that no longer needs solving As lockdown and the realities of the pandemic began to dawn on us one thing was clear – governors were going to have to hold remote meetings. We’d had quite a bit of experience with various video conferencing platforms, and none of them were looking particularly great
A message from Neil Collins, Director and Founder at GovernorHub GovernorHub was born back in 2012 from an idea to get everything governors needed in one place on the Web. Since those early days, GovernorHub has been on quite a journey and is now used by 8,000 schools and 100,000 users around the country, working in
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.
Ireland has announced it’s to close all schools and colleges until 29th March to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile school leaders in England are making plans for possible closures in case the British government follows suit. We’ve been speaking to a Sam Phillips, a British teacher in China, who’s been teaching remotely for nearly
Why pay for software when there’s stuff out there you can use for free?It’s a question we get asked quite a bit, so we thought we’d try to answer it for you. Those lovely folks at the School Office Yep, you heard us right. It can be a school office issue. When you use a
As Italy confirms it will shut all schools for 10 days to contain the coronavirus, we’ve been thinking ahead to the possibility that schools in England might also have to shut. The government is still deciding what measures will be taken in the event of a more serious outbreak, but has previously said they could
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
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?