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Academies Handbook - Bitesize
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Development Plan Example 1 (Clerks)
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Development Plan Example 1 (Governors)
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Development Plan Example 2 (Clerks)
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Development Plan Example 3 (Clerks)
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Development Plan Template (Clerks)
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Development Plan Template (Governors)
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Development Plan Example 2 (Governors)
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Guide: Create a Development Plan (Clerks)
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Guide: Create a Development Plan (Governors)
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Guide: How to obtain a Governor ID (GID)
pdf - 240 KB
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Guide: Self Evaluation for Clerks
pdf - 157 KB
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Guide: Training Sessions (Clerks and Governors)
pdf - 387 KB
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Resource list: Accountability for Governors session
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Resource list: Being an Effective Chair session
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Resource list: Clerking Administration session
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Resource list: Clerking People and Relationships session
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Resource list: Clerking Providing Advice and Guidance session
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Resource list: Essentials of Governance session
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Resource list: Finance for Clerks (Academies) session
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Resource list: Finance for Clerks (Maintained) session
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Resource list: Finance for Governors (Academies) session
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Resource list: Finance for Governors (Maintained) session
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Resource list: Governance in the School Community session
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Resource list: Self-Evaluation & Developing an Effective Team
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Resource list: Staffing and Performance Management session
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Resource list: Statutory Requirements for Governance session
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Resource list: Strategic Leadership for Chairs session
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Resource list: Strategic Leadership for Governors session
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Resource list: Understanding Governance (Academies) session
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Resource list: Understanding Governance (Maintained) session
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Resource list: Using Data and School Improvement session
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Resource list: Writing Effective Minutes session
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Self Evaluation Questions - Printable (Clerks)
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Self Evaluation Questions - Printable (Governors)
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Thought Leadership

Relationships Matter
In this article Fiona Stagg, a National Leader of Governance discusses the importance of building a team approach and how this is one of the key principles of effective governance
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The Competency Framework for GovernorSpace
Recently Governors will have seen a new document introduced called The Competency Framework. This was issued in January 2017 by the Department for Education but issued on a fairly low-key basis. It has not really been discussed during Ofsted Inspection
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Academy Conversion - Considerations when choosing a MAT
Governors at Maintained Schools, the topic of converting to become an Academy has either already come up or will very shortly be discussed. Andy Chell considers, so what do Governors need to consider when looking at Academy Chains?
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Financial Governance
Michelle Williams, Head of School Finance at Entrust talks about the role Governors have in the management of school finance
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Networking Matters – the role of networking in good governance
Fiona Stagg, a National Leader of Governance shares how networking is one the many tools by which governors can demonstrate that they are committed to their own development. Networking takes many forms and has many benefits.
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Governor Wellbeing
Fiona Stagg, a National Leader of Governance takes a different approach to the issue of governor wellbeing.
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The School Vision
In this article, Mary Gale attempts to unravel the first aspect surrounding ‘clarity of vision’ and the information needed to support a school vision in being clear.
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10 Top Tips for New Governors
Becoming a Governor can be a daunting experience, these top tips can help support you in your new role.
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School Makers - The Role of Governors?
In this article, Ken Lloyd outlines the importance of setting clear expectations of our volunteer governors.
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Preparing for Ofsted Inspections
Ofsted will scrutinise the contribution of the Governing Board to school improvement so there are some key questions you should be prepared to answer...are you confident you can answer them all?
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Should the curriculum drive the budget or the budget drive the curriculum?
For headteachers and governors there is a fine line between balancing the budget and sustaining an enriched and fit-for-purpose curriculum enabling the best outcomes for pupils. Michelle Williams looks at integrated curriculum and financial planning.
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Networking for Clerks
Does the idea of networking fill you with dread? You are not alone! Tony Lee explores the idea of networking and how clerks can make sure they don't become isolated.
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Striking the Balance: Interesting Governance, Recruitment and Retention
In this paper Ken Lloyd discusses the importance of investing in governor retention and how the role can be enhanced to reduce governor turnover.
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Skills and Governance
Tim Kitching explores the focus on skills in governance and whether there is a danger that boards can become so focused upon skills that they lose sight of governance.
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Ten Top Tips for Handling Complaints and Concerns in School
Good complaint handling requires strong and effective leadership. Those at the top of the public body should take the lead in ensuring good complaint handling. In this article, Ray Moore explores ten top tips for handling school complaints and concerns.
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Mental Health: Spot the signs of stress
Increased pupil or staff absence is just one of the signs that there could be a problem with mental health issues within your school but do you know what signs to look for in yourself or in others? Lisa Billingham explores.
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Productive relationships with Clerks: Top Tips for Headteachers
A good clerk/headteacher relationship contributes to overall good governance. Here are some top tips for creating a harmonious and productive working relationship.
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All about NLGs (National Leaders of Governance)
Some years ago, the DfE decided it would be a good idea to introduce governance champions, experienced Governors who could work with Governing Boards, in this article Andy Chell shares more about the role of the National Leader of Governance.
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Making the Most of School Visits
How do you make sure you are making the most of your visits to school? In this article Fiona Stagg looks at best practice.
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Clerks: Are you prepared for the meeting?
Experience suggests that many chairs and heads think a clerk can survive with just an agenda and a set of minutes, and few more will begrudgingly let the clerk see the head’s report and the policies. But good governance demands that the clerk sees what the
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Governors: Is your vision aligned to your strategy? A logical plan to move your Board forward
Ian Preston explores how to ensure alignment of your vision and strategy and presents a logical plan of action.
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