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?
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
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
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
He’s been a teacher, school leader and most recently author of the most popular education blog in the UK – but now Ross McGill, aka Teacher Toolkit, is involved in the one aspect of education he’s yet to try; school governance. Ross is a co-opted governor at a primary school in Barnet, north London which
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