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So – what do we make of 2020? It all started so well! Governors on task (mostly) and visiting our wonderful schools for our ‘purposeful’ visits, chatting before meetings over refreshments and coffee before holding school leaders to account in … Continued

Let’s talk about the chair

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In my last blog, ‘Governors don’t what they don’t know’, I talked about Headteachers who perhaps do not always get governance but provide the ‘sticky bun and the cup of tea’ type of governance. But what about the chair – … Continued

Are we sharing nicely?

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I am starting the holiday break with some reading. In fact, I have taken some time out lately to do more reading, sitting in the sun (yes it is sunny in Wirral!) and blocking off a day here and there … Continued

Twitter Twitter

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The value of Twitter? I have three Twitter accounts. A personal one where I post photos of the dog, talk about Poldark and other random stuff. My @WirralGov tends to relate to everything education and then I have a company … Continued


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Mirror, mirror on the wall…..well not THAT sort of reflection! We have started the summer break and I don’t know about you but I am shredding paperwork I no longer need and putting saved documents into folders. I have only … Continued

Impact, impact, impact

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There was an interesting discussion on UKGovChat (@UKGovchat) last week about what difference we make as governors. It was called ‘Making a Difference‘. The discussion was an interesting one as it is sometimes hard to have solid evidence of our … Continued


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  On the first day of a New Year our thoughts often turn to ‘Resolutions’ – my late daughter used to call them ‘Revolutions’ which I actually prefer, Anyway, I digress! So what are your resolutions this year?  I do … Continued

To pay or not to pay – that is the question

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On the 15th December, 2016 Ofsted published a survey report on governance arrangements in complex and challenging circumstances. The full report can be found via this link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-governance The report identifies the barriers faced by governors in these schools and the … Continued