Author Archives: governingmatters

Interview matters; mistakes to avoid

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On Saturday 1st July 2017 Katie Paxton-Dogget and I made our way to Aureus School in Didcot for the #WomenEd Regional event. We are grateful to Hannah Wilson who gave us the opportunity to present…

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Major incidence matters; some questions for governors to consider/ask

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
A few months ago I attended a workshop on helping protect against and preparing for a terrorist attack. After the events in Manchester and London I thought it may help other governors if I shared…

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Governors and @researchED1 matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
researchED is a grass-roots movement which aims to improve research literacy and allows educators to access best research. As governors we need to be interested in education and this interest should go beyond governance in…

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Governance matters at the #EducationFest

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
One of the biggest events on the edu conference calendar is back. The Telegraph Festival of Education is being held on the 22nd and 23rd of June at Wellington College. This will be third year…

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Five principles for effective governance which matter

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
Bloggers have recently been writing posts about five things. Old Andrew has listed five of these posts. I thought I’d write one too so here are my five governance things which I think are important…

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I reject your experiences and substitute my own.

Originally posted on disengagededucator:
Another week and another visitor to a school in Wembley blogging about their positive experience, and of course attacked on twitter for daring to say these things. What is it about our digital identities that allow…

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What governors think of the NAHT motion matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
Today scrolling through Twitter I came across the following tweet. https://twitter.com/SchoolsWeekLive/status/858605041841844225 This was the NAHT debating a motion asking Ofsted to REDUCE emphasis on inspecting governance as part of Leadership and Management. I asked for…

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