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
I became a parent governor at my daughters’ junior school six years ago. I recall the first meeting vividly. It was hot. We were sitting round a large table in the food tech room. Our Headteacher was six weeks in to post and her decision to change the school logo was up for discussion –
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.
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.