Author Archives: governingmatters

Staff wellbeing surveys matter: Guest Post

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
Bruce Greig is an entrepreneur and school governor. He served as Chair of Governors through two Ofsted inspections and worked with four headteachers. He set up School Staff Surveys after discovering how enlightening an anonymous…

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Relationships between Charity Boards and Executive Teams Matter

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
? On 6th February 2019 I attended an event “Building a Strong Relationships between Charity Boards and Executive Teams” organised by the consultancy and advisory firm, Gallanach. I found out about this event through Mike…

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A case for having uniforms

Originally posted on A Roller In The Ocean:
Years ago, when I was young, my father told me about someone who worked in his office. What this gentleman was earning barely made ends meet. He had two daughters and was…

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All I want for Christmas …… are governance things that matter

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
As Christmas is fast approaching this is a seasonal blog but with a message. The link to Christmas maybe a bit tenuous but I hope you will enjoy it nevertheless. On the first day of…

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Reviewing 2018 and governance matters. With links

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
The year started with a new Secretary of State, Damian Hinds,  taking up office and ended with him writing to Amanda Speilman, HMCI, about Ofsted’s summary evaluations of multi-academy trusts (MATs). The notable events of…

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Teacher workload matters; what does the Report say about the role of governors

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
The Report of the Teacher Workload Advisory Group, chaired by Professor Becky Allen has been published recently. This is a hugely important piece of work. Below, I have extracted those parts of the report which…

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Schemes of Delegation matter

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On Friday, 5th October 2018 I attended the ICSA Academy Governance Conference. The day was packed with really good, thought provoking presentations. In this blog I will write about what variuos presenters had to say…

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