Author Archives: governingmatters

Twitter profile pictures and race and ethnicity

Originally posted on A Roller In The Ocean:
I love twitter! I use it all the time! I’ve made friends through twitter and I’ve developed a very good network for my professional development. I’m also a conference junkie and try…

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Governance matters in Festival of Education Part 2

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
This year’s Festival of Education had sessions which would have been of interest to governors. I have previously written about my session with National Schools Commissioner, Dominic Herrington. Below is a short account of some…

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Governance matters at Festival of Education. Part 1

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
Picture credit: Steve Penny One of the most awaited educational events, The Festival of Education, took place on 20th and 21st June 2019. This year was the 10th anniversary of the Festival. We were treated…

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Governors and #rEDRugby matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On 15th June 2019 I made my way to Rugby to for researched Rugby organized by Jude Hunton. It was an amazing day and I heard from some fabulous speakers. Here I am going to…

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Understanding what is meant by critical friend matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
Critical friend is a term which you may often see being used to describe governors. If you are new to governance you may wonder what the term actually means. I’ve been asked questions about being…

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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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