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March 2011

The recording from our March webinar is now available.  Thanks to everybody who came along - and if you were unable to join us, maybe next time! All of our recordings are placed into the video player on the homepage of www.moderngovernor.com, so you can view...

School Governors' One-Stop Shop (or SGOSS) is a fantastic charity, which encourages people to volunteer as a School Governor.  All of their services are free, and since it was formed in 1999, SGOSS has placed thousands of Governors. Modern Governor was thrilled that the SGOSS Chief...

Online webinars are becoming increasingly popular and we have two Modern Governor webinars for you in April.   They're a great way of attending a conference, without leaving the comfort of your desk (or sofa!). Choose which one most suits you. The secret of anytime, anywhere learning for...

"Very informative.  I think governors would be reassured by this explanation of the Ofsted process.  I particularly liked the case study."...

"Very helpful and clear - providing an excellent overview of the inspection process and how best to prepare and respond to an inspection."...

"I whizzed through the course, but quickly found out that I didnt know as much as I thought !  I will certainly recommend it at our next committee meeting."...

"I think that it's a really great way to give advice to new governors about the role they'll be carrying out."...

Third in our series of profiles of some of our lovely subject matter experts.  Derek Balaam is Governor Support Manager for Brent Council and has been incredibly supportive of Modern Governor since the very start. Derek, tell us about your experience and qualifications "I am a qualified...

"Only a tiny number of school governors get round to doing the necessary training. Modern Governor is the obvious solution as it’s convenient, quick and online. It’s a 21st century solution for an age old problem – being long...

"(I like) that it is an online course enabling me to study at a time to suit me – my work makes it difficult to find time during traditional 9-5 working hours to fit non work- related courses into my week...

Here's the third part of our series of guidance for school governors about online communications.  It's been written by our resident Community EvangelistDave Briggs as guidance for governance organisations. In part one we talked about the opportunities. In part two we talked about the risks and guiding principles. In part...

Here's part two in our sneaky peek at the guidance we're working on about online communications and school governance.  Read part one - Opportunities -here. Part Two: Risks and Guiding Principles As well as an incredible opportunity, digital participation is not without risk. Some of the risks...

Second in our series of subject matter expert profiles is Sue Noakes.  Sue is the Assistant Director of Education for Chester Diocese and recently shared with us her considerable expertise and knowledge for our latest e-learning module "Governance of a Church School". Sue, tell us about...