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Book review: How to survive as a governor in a church school [2] | Ian Usher

An extract from the book How to survive as a governor in a church school – written by Alexandra Green and published by Redemptorist Publications – is now available in the Modern Governor mobile app for Android and iOS.  To highlight this – and to examine some of…

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Book review: How to survive as a governor in a church school [1] | Ian Usher

An extract from the book How to survive as a governor in a church school – written by Alexandra Green and published by Redemptorist Publications – will shortly be available in the Modern Governor mobile app for Android and iOS.  To highlight this – and to examine some…

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A free online CPD module on asbestos in schools | Ian Usher

Details of the free e-learning module from Modern Governor offering CPD on asbestos in schools to governors, trustees and anyone involved in education.

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We’ve cut everything – governors on the funding crisis | Ian Usher

This article was originally posted on EdCentral, from where it is republished with permission.

Ever-decreasing budgets, a new national funding formula (NFF) and reports of headteachers asking parents to plug holes in finances – schools in the UK are feeling the pinch.

This leaves many governors with the difficult task of trying to raise standards while having no option but to make cuts. We spoke to three governors to get a frontline perspective on the financial challenges facing schools, and how governors are coping.
“We cannot cut any further, there is literally nothing left to cut”…

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Governor Live Review: performing a SWOT analysis of your school | Ian Usher

The final Governor Live event of the 2016-17 academic year – Performing a SWOT analysis of your school – took place on the evening of Thursday the 15th of June.  Christine Bayliss of C:BECS was the guest presenter for this event and, together with Modern Governor’s Ian Usher, led participants in a workshop to help them analyse their own school objectively.

The workshop used anonymised data from a maintained infants school to give governors a worked-through example of how data and information readily-available to governing bodies can be used to support some objective thinking around the area…

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Governor Live workshop: performing a SWOT analysis on your school | Ian Usher

Our spring and summer term series of Governor Live online events concludes with this week’s session, held on Thursday the 15th of June at 8pm. Like all Governor Live online events this session is free to register and attend. This week our guest presenter Christine Bayliss will lead a practical session for governors of maintained schools and standalone academies, carrying out a SWOT analysis helping us to evaluate our schools to support the decision-making process around academisation. As ever, Governor Live doesn’t presume that there is a correct answer to the question “should our school…

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Governor Live Review: Safeguarding – the legal aspects for governance | Ian Usher

The ninth and penultimate Governor Live event of 2017 – Safeguarding – the legal aspects for governance – took place on the evening of Thursday the 8th of June – the night of the General Election in the UK.  Michelle Gray, employment partner and head of Education at berg was the guest presenter for this event and explored some of the issues around all aspects of safeguarding. Here are the main areas of her presentation:
What does safeguarding mean
Who is responsible
Safeguarding statutory guidance
Particulars areas of concern
The role of governors in safeguarding

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