‘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
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
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
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
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.
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
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?
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