Author Archives: ukgovchat

School governors and inspection; Sean Harford’s blog

Sean Harford, HMI and Ofsted’s National  Director Education, has recently written a blog on governors and Ofsted inspections. The blog is published here with Sean’s permission. The original can be read here. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of … Continue reading

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Head teacher Appraisal; an external advisor’s view

This is a post written by Paul Garvey who supports governing bodies as an external advisor during the process of appraising the headteacher’s performance. The original article can be read here. HT Appraisal: something that is ‘done’ annually, or a … Continue reading

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The role of governors in a school-led system

John Stephens, Deputy Director, Teaching Schools and School Improvement has published a post on the National College of Teaching and Leadership blog. He mentions #ukgovchat as one way by which governors can support each other and share good practice. We … Continue reading

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Academies, have you had your review of governance yet?

The following article was written by Phil Reynolds of Kreston Reeves and is reproduced here with his permission. The original article can be read here. Academy Trusts may remember that the 2014 financial statements required Trusts to comment upon an … Continue reading

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Conflicts of interest-the importance of knowing

The following post was written by Phil Reynolds of Kreston Reeves and is being reproduced here with his permission. The original article can be read here. A recent publicised investigation report into an academy trust by the EFA has once … Continue reading

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Schools need to up their game to attract the best governors By Chris James, University of Bath If a school has a good governing body it has a better chance of being a good school. But any governing body will … Continue reading

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The Governing Body.

Originally posted on cherrylkd:
Governing Bodies in my opinion are often the unsung heroes in a school. From what I can see very little is written about them and the valuable role they perform. These people are unpaid volunteers from…

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