Author Archives: governingmatters

Talking up governance matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
The other day my daughter showed me her Year Book. Under “Where will you be in 10 years?” she had written “Chair of Governors of the school.” Obviously, that made me very happy but later…

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Governance matters at #BrewEdLeicester Part 2

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On 14th April 2018 I attended #BrewEdLeicester. If you are unaware of what BrewEd is, then this will give you some idea. The Leicester BrewEd was organised by the fantastic team of Mr_P_Hillips,Teacherglitter, Muggle Teacher…

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Governance matters at #BrewEDLeicester Part 1 My Slides

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On 14th April 2018, I attended and presented at #BrewEdLeicester. My slides and brief explanatory notes of the slides are as below. Slide 2: I started my governance life as a parent governor in a…

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Fifth anniversary matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On 28th March 2018 I will reach a milestone; this blog will be five years old! When I started blogging all those years ago, I wasn’t sure how long I would keep blogging. I certainly…

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MAT expansion and cultural matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On 16th March 2018 Katie Paxton-Dogget and I spoke at the ICSA Academy Governance workshop. This was a very interesting and informative event, one which I thoroughly enjoyed. Katie and I spoke about the role…

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Headteachers’ Roundtable Summit matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On Friday 23rd Feb 2018 I attended the Headteachers’ Roundtable Summit. The Headteachers’ Roundtable was set up on 12th October 2012 during a meeting at the Guardian Offices. The group started on social media and…

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Holidays in term time – what do you think?

Originally posted on jillberry102:
I know this is a sensitive subject and that not everyone will agree with my take on this, but when I was a head I always found it difficult when parents let me know that their…

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