Updated Governance Handbook and Competency Framework for Governance January 2017

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Important update for all Trustees, Governors and Clerks to Governors. Today the DfE published the long anticipated updated Governance Handbook and following a consultation, a brand new Competency Framework for Governance.  Lord Nash in his foreword makes clear that both documents are of equal relevance to all those involved in the governance of our schools, whatever the […]

Making Governor Monitoring Count

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I often come across governors who spend a lot of time in schools visiting to undertake monitoring visits. This is great, governors should be monitoring but monitoring is pointless if it is not structured and focused. It soon becomes ineffective and a waste of everyones time and energy.   Here are my 5 top tips […]