Author Archives: governingmatters

Governors and curriculum matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On 11th June 2019 governors (Jo Penn, Jane Owen,  Fee Stag and I) attended “Curriculum Thinking: Three Masterclasses which had presentations from Mary Myatt, Tom Sherrington and John Tomsett. I would like to thank Mary,…

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Teacher recruitment and retention matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On 8th June 2019 I attended #BrewEdEssex This event was organised by Vic Goddard, Jean Louis Dutaut, Dean Boddington and John Bryant. The theme as teacher recruitment and retention. I’m very grateful to the organisers…

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Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework and governance matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
As you know Ofsted published its new education inspection framework (EIF) on 14th May 2019 which will come into effect from September 2019. I have extracted those parts of the handbook which mention governors/governance. I’m…

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Governance in the spring and summer terms; reflecting and looking ahead matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
This has been a long and tiring term. As Easter approaches and governance slows down (it never stops completely!) I find myself sitting down with a cup of tea and looking back and reflecting on…

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Reducing teacher workload matters: Department for Education Guidance for trustees and boards by

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
Department for Education has today published materials to help boards and trustees help support workload reduction in their school(s) and for themselves. The links to various materials are as below. Support for governing boards and…

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Governance matters at #rEDBrum

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
Regular readers of this blog and my twitter followers know that I am a bit of a conference junkie! One of the conferences I enjoy attending are researchED ones. I was really happy to have…

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Choosing the right board matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
I have previously written about what may make a person the “right” person to have on your board. I think it is equally important for people to consider if the board they are thinking of…

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