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September 2014

This month has seen the first release of the Modern Governor mobile app into both the iTunes and Google Play app stores. Version 1.0 is a straightforward Glossary application - designed to provide easy access to many of the educational terms which governors (and others) might encounter in...

Wednesday the 17th of September saw the East of England Inspiring Governors event, held at Murray Edwards College in Cambridge.  Inspiring Governors is a government-backed alliance launched in May 2014 to "celebrate and promote the importance of high quality school and college governance". It includes partners from the...

At Modern Governor we spend a lot of time learning - from the thousands of school governors who use the Modern Governor service, from colleagues within Learning Pool, from schools and, of course, from the wealth of resources available online. If you've ever stepped in...

Last year Ben Goldacre, self-described chief nerd cheerleader and seeker of truth at BadScience.net, was asked by Michael Gove, the former Secretary of State, to look at how to improve the use of evidence in education. https://twitter.com/bengoldacre/status/312931054388383745 He wrote a paper (in plain text or PDF) for the...

There are a lot of changes going on at Modern Governor this week and, as part of these, the Modern Governor Learning Management System (LMS) will be upgraded to a new version this Thursday. Among other things this will make the e-learning environment more mobile- and...

This week marks the start of the Autumn Term for most schools and academies in England. In the next few days, the colourful threads which make up the tapestry of school life - prepared lessons, unexpected learning for staff, pupils, parents & governors, surprise inspections,  regular meetings, seasonal...