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Possibly in an effort to beat the Black Friday rush, the DfE released the latest edition of the Governors' Governance Handbook yesterday. https://twitter.com/ClerktoGovernor/status/652129569026129921 Make no mistake, this is a significant revision - 114 more focused pages compared to the 131 of the previous Governors' Handbook. Trailed by Chris Caroe at...

by Michael Jopling, Northumbria University, Newcastle Central to the new government’s education policy is a determination to “tackle coasting schools”. But what are “coasting” schools and why is the education secretary Nicky Morgan so exercised about them? There is no agreed definition of a coasting school. New Labour...

The wave of stories, Tweets and publicity about David Cameron’s speech about “Big Society” made me stop and think – aren’t School Governors already “doing” Big Society? Setting aside the political arguments for and against...