Author Archives: governingmatters

A letter to Miss Soares

Originally posted on A Roller In The Ocean:
Picture Credit Zarine Mogal Dear Miss Soares, It is with a heavy heart that I write this. You are a legend, almost an institution yourself. You gave more than 50 years of…

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Staff wellbeing matters. Part 2

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
In my previous blog I reproduced a post by Kevin McLaughlin who wrote very movingly about his experience. The issue of staff wellbeing is one that we, as governors, should keep very high on our…

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Staff wellbeing matters. Part 1. With thanks to @kvnmcl

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
Today I read a blog by Kevin McLaughlin titled The depressed teacher. This blog is about a topic I think governors need to think about. With Kevin’s kind permission I’ve copied the blog below in…

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Reviewing 2017 and governance matters. With links.

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
Another busy year for governors. This was the year in which we saw, amongst other things, the publication of the Competency framework and the change in legislation which now allows governing bodies to remove elected…

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Ofsted Annual Report 2016/17: Governance matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
Amanda Spielman presented her first annual report as Ofsted Chief Inspector today. The full report can be read here. Below, are the parts of the speech where governance was referred to (the numbering is that…

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Asking about evidence matters. With thanks to @ruthkennedy and @DrGaryJones

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
I recently tweeted the link to Mark Enser’s article in the Guardian (How can schools use research to better infrom teaching practice?). Ruth Kennedy asked a very good follow on question. Her question and my…

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NGA London Regional Meeting matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
I attended the NGA London Regional meeting on 10th October 2017. I won’t write in detail about everything but will try and capture the important points made by governors. The first part of the meeting…

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