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#GBBO  | aclerkselbow

The Elbow, who is still at a governor conference, has been challenged to blog about crumbs. Don’t ask – best not. The obvious reaction to this request is to blog about your public exclamations to the “we’ve had The Ofsted Call” as your private reaction will no doubt be unprintable; but you know me I do like a challenge…

The last live blog was about training and to follow this up The Elbow asks if your learning has a plan or focus, whether it’s done in bitesize chunks; in large blocks; by osmosis through reading widely and thereby learning useful nuggets of information and advice which has…

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Rock up and govern | aclerkselbow

The Elbow once heard an important governance/education person say they just wanted governors to rock up and govern. Fab. Let’s do just that. But where do you actually need to rock up outside of the Board – presumably you do turn up to those…presumably; and presumably you do real monitoring and link visits …hopefully? Adding something to the mix may The Elbow offer another thing you ought to rock up at – governor learning. So for what it’s worth:

If you book on a learning opportunity a) someone has organised it b) you’ve made a considered decision that it offers something useful (although…

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However comma | aclerkselbow

The Elbow is sitting at a governor conference, passport stamped, tea in hand, plaster removed from the actual elbow (left). The matter under discussion is the state of school governance and The Elbow offers this; another interminable list of definitions;

State (i) the trusty online dictionary offers “the particular condition that someone or something is in a specific time”. The Elbow is not in one this morning as she had an early night and is firing on tea in spite of a night of networking but does ask you to think about is what state is your Board in…a happy state, a total state (tsk), a…

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#GBBO  | aclerkselbow

The Elbow, who is at a governor conference, has been challenged to blog about crumbs. Don’t ask – best not. The obvious reaction to this request is blog about your public exclamation to the “we’ve had The Ofsted Call” as your private reaction will no doubt be unprintable but you know me I do like a challenge…

The last live blog was about training and to follow this up The Elbow asks if your learning has a plan or focus, whether it’s done in bitesize chunks; in large blocks; by osmosis through reading widely and learning useful nuggets of information and advice which has value; or by picking…

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Rock up and govern | aclerkselbow

The Elbow once heard an important governance/education person say they just wanted governors to rock up and govern. Fab. Let’s do just that. But where do you actually need to rock up outside of the Board – presumably you do turn up to those…presumably; and presumably you do real monitoring and link visits …hopefully? Adding something to the mix may The Elbow offer another thing you ought to rock up at – governor learning. So for what it’s worth:

If you book on a learning opportunity a) someone has organised it b) you’ve made a considered decision that it offers something useful (although…

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However comma | aclerkselbow

The Elbow is sitting at a governor conference, passport stamped, tea in hand, plaster removed from the actual elbow (left). The matter under discussion is the state of school governance and The Elbow offers this; another interminable list of definitions;

State (i) the trusty online dictionary offers “the particular condition that someone or something is in a specific time”. The Elbow is not in one this morning as she had an early night and is firing on tea in spite of a night of networking. But The Elbow asks you to think about is what state is your Board in…a happy state, a total state…

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Group Names – a suggestion | aclerkselbow

The Elbow is wearing a large plaster on her actual elbow (left) due some recent hectic keyboard activity (minutes) and is resting said elbow on a purple gel wrist rest which is rarely used as a wrist rest but as some weird stress thing. It is Half Term yet?

A recent bout of attendance at conferences and meetings outside the Locality (aka Border Patrol), requiring travel outside the City Walls, gave rise to The Elbow sitting on the A38 listening to Radio 4 at 4.00pm in the afternoon earlier this week. Anyway, the programme on said car radio about words. It was fascinating. The conversation…

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