Author Archives: governingmatters

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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Elected governors and removal from office matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
Earlier this year the Department for Education (DfE) launched a consultation into the proposal, “Enabling maintained school boards to remove elected governors”. The consultation posed three questions: Do you agree that governing bodies should be…

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New governor induction matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
Governance is a huge responsibility. Yes, it is a voluntary role but that does not mean that it should not be done well. New governors need support to understand the role and their responsibilities. One…

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Learning to read Urdu and Arabic

Originally posted on A Roller In The Ocean:
I’m very fortunate to have grown up in a household where different languages are spoken. I’ve grown up listening to Urdu, Punjabi and English. My father also speaks a bit of Farsi…

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@ICSA_News and House of Lords’ Select Committee report matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
ICSA: The Governance Institute is the professional body for governance with members in all sectors. They work with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards of governance and provide qualifications, training and guidance. Below…

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