Tag: school governor

Does your board need some free mentoring and support?

‘Independent Governor Support (IGovS)’ is a new organisation launched by a group of experienced governors who were formally National Leaders of Governance (NLGs). Up until last summer, NLGs were volunteers, usually chairs, who were appointed by the Department for Education and the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to work with other chairs to

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A lesson in listening: why our users are our best critics

GovernorHub had a makeover recently…and it pains us to say it, but not all of you loved it 😔 We decided to investigate further: had we gone too far, should we change things back – what was the problem? Lots of teams were involved in the updates but we caught up with Product Manager Ellie

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100 questions about what GovernorHub can do for your MAT

Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust in Gateshead has 27 academies and is set to grow to 48 schools by July 2022. Director of Governance Jacqui Ridley was looking for a better way to manage governance across the trust so reached out to GovernorHub earlier this year. Jacqui was meticulous during our demo of the system, asking

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“I don’t think I would have felt as happy to write about education if I hadn’t also been a governor.”

Fiona Millar is a journalist and education campaigner who’s been volunteering for nearly three decades as a school governor in Camden. As she prepares to step down for a long overdue break, we’ve been asking Fiona how she got started, what she’s enjoyed about it and why everyone, especially politicians and policy-makers, should consider taking

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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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