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Thought Leadership


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.


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.


Governor Wellbeing

Fiona Stagg, a National Leader of Governance takes a different approach to the issue of governor wellbeing.


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.


Financial Governance

Michelle Williams, Head of School Finance at Entrust talks about the role Governors have in the management of school finance


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?


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


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