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  • Webinar – What we should expect of Governors & Trustees?

    This webinar 'What we should expect of Governors & Trustees?' took place on Tuesday 4th July. You can now watch the full recording of the session here....

    Consultant: Steve Barker June 2017

  • Staff Restructuring – What Governors need to know

    This screencast introduces Governors to the key elements of the process required to implement staff restructuring, including the minimum legal obligations and best practice procedure. Watch this informative video here now...

    Consultant: Kirstie Young April 2017

  • Hot Topics Webinar (April 2017)

    Keep informed with our last Hot Topics webinar! This session will bring you up-to-date with the main developments in education legislation, policy and news that are relevant to school governors and clerks. Watch the replay here now...

    Author: Ruth Murton April 2017

  • Hot Topics Webinar (March 2017)

    Keep informed with our last Hot Topics webinar! This session will bring you up-to-date with the main developments in education legislation, policy and news that are relevant to school governors and clerks. Watch the replay here now...

    Author: Ruth Murton March 2017

  • Competency Framework for Governance - Webinar (REPLAY)

    This webinar will bring you up-to-date with the new Competency Framework for Governance, published by the DfE. Watch the replay here now!

    Consultant: Steve Barker January 2017

  • Hot Topics Webinar January 2017 (REPLAY)

    Keep informed at our next Hot Topics webinar! This session will bring you up-to-date with the main developments in education legislation, policy and news that are relevant to school governors and clerks. Register now...

    Consultant: Steve Barker December 2016

  • RAISEonline for Primary School Governors

    This webinar coincides with the launch of the 2016 RAISEonline. This will be an informative event specifically for Primary School Governors. Watch the recording of this session here now...

    Consultant: Steve Barker December 2016

  • RAISEonline for Secondary School Governors (REPLAY)

    This webinar coincides with the launch of the 2016 RAISEonline. This will be an informative event specifically for Secondary School Governors. Watch the recording of this session here now...

    Consultant: Steve Barker November 2016

  • Hot Topics Webinar November 2016 (REPLAY)

    The next Better Governor live Hot Topics webinar will take place on Wednesday 9th November 7pm – 8pm. This webinar will focus on current Hot Topics in education. Watch the recording of this session here now...

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2016

  • KS4 headline performance measures explained (screencast)

    This screencast delivers a concise explanation of the KS4 headline performance measures for 2016. To watch this video which lasts around 10 minutes, please click here now....

    Author: Ruth Murton October 2016

  • Schools that work for everyone (screencast)

    In this screencast, Ruth Murton provides an explanation of the Department for Education consultation – Schools that work for everyone. Please click here to watch the video now...

    Author: Ruth Murton October 2016

  • Pupil Well-Being Webinar October 2016 (REPLAY)

    Our next webinar will focus on pupil well-being, a key element of the Ofsted judgement Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare. Please register now to attend this live event.....

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2016

  • Self Evaluation of Governance (podcast)

    This podcast features a focused discussion between two highly experienced governance experts in relation to self-evaluation and how this is the key to successful improvement. Download and listen to this insightful podcast now...

    Consultant: Steve Barker September 2016

  • School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (podcast)

    This podcast features a focused discussion between Steve Barker and Ruth Murton, both experienced governors and governance experts, on the latest version of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD). Listen now....

    Author: Ruth Murton September 2016

  • Hot Topics Webinar - September 2016 (REPLAY)

    The next Hot Topics webinar will take place at 7pm on September 8th and will be approximately 1 hour in duration. The webinar will cover an update on Ofsted inspections, governor details on Edubase, English as an additional language and School Financial Health Checks. Register here now to attend this next event....

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2016

  • 100 days as a school governor podcast

    This podcast explores what new school governors should be aware of and do in the first 100 days after their appointment/election.

    Author: Ruth Murton August 2016

  • Term-time holidays (podcast)

    Download and listen to this Better Governor podcast now to ensure that you are aware of the key issues on attendance, brought into the media spotlight recently, as a result of the High Court Ruling on term-time holidays from school...

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2016

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education Webinar (REPLAY)

    This Better Governor webinar will focus on the newly published DfE Statutory guidance on Safeguarding for schools that comes into effect in September 2016. The early publication of this draft guidance has been timed to allow schools to become familiar with the changes, in readiness for implementation in September.

    Consultant: Steve Barker June 2016

  • Collaboration between schools podcast

    This podcast is a discussion between two highly experienced governors sharing their views on the options and benefits of schools working more closely together and the key issues around schools collaborating.

    Author: Ruth Murton June 2016

  • Hot Topics Webinar - June 2016 (REPLAY)

    With the Queen's Speech, last week, we now have more detailed information on how the government plans to take forward some of the announcements made in the White Paper, Educational Excellence Everywhere, in late March. We will issue a full list of the topics to be covered nearer the time.

    Consultant: Steve Barker May 2016

  • Safeguarding podcast

    This Better Governor podcast focuses on the key elements of safeguarding in schools and what school governors and clerks need to know about it.

    Consultant: Steve Barker May 2016

  • Hot Topics Webinar - April 2016 (REPLAY)

    This webinar will focus on current Hot Topics in education, ensuring that governors and clerks are aware of the key developments in legislation, policy and practice, that are specifically relevant to the work of governing bodies in maintained schools, academies, free schools and non-maintained free schools.

    Consultant: Steve Barker April 2016

  • The Prevent Duty - Podcast

    This subscriber podcast explores The Prevent Duty and and what it means to schools. It provides governors and clerks, in maintained schools and academies with a quick, easy-to-understand overview of what governors need to know about Prevent and how to ensure that schools are responding to this vital element of safeguarding.

    Consultant: Steve Barker March 2016

  • Financial School Performance subscriber podcast

    Financial School Performance subscriber podcast

    Consultant: Steve Barker February 2016

  • Academies Financial Handbook - Podcast

    A short audio podcast outlining the key changes that governors and clerks should be aware of, within the September 2015 version of the Academies Financial Handbook.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2015

  • Academies Financial Handbook - video podcast

    A video podcast summarising what governors and clerks need to know about the September 2015 Academies Financial Handbook.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2015

  • Governing Body information required on the school website

    This subscriber content explains the major changes introduced in new statutory guidance issued in August 2015. The guidance applies to maintained schools only.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2015

  • New Ofsted Framework VIDEO

    This subscriber content video outlines the key changes in new Ofsted framework introduced in September 2015. Its focus is on what governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools in England need to know. This video applies to Governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools in England.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2015

  • Ofsted Short Inspections VIDEO

    This subscriber video explores the key implications of the new Ofsted short inspections for governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools in England.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2015

  • Safer Recruitment E-learning Programme

    Make recruitment safe in your school with this 90-minute personnel online training course. It will support your personnel teams to make recruitment safe in your school and deliver HR function in line with your statutory responsibilities

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2015

  • Introduction to School Governance: Part 2

    Subscriber content: Induct new governors into their team and give them the information and knowledge they need to contribute and be effective.

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2015

  • Introduction to School Governance: Part 1

    Subscriber content: Induct new governors into their team and give them the information and knowledge they need to contribute and be effective.

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2015

  • Outcomes for Pupils

    Subscriber content: This training pack will provide any experienced governor with the tools they need to deliver this interactive training to their Governing Body in school.

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2015

  • Headteacher Appraisal and Salary Review:

    Subscriber content: Guidance for governing body Headteacher Appraisal Panels with information they need when carrying out their Headteacher Appraisal and reviewing the Headteacher's salary.

    Consultant: Debbie Clapshaw July 2015

JUST BREAKING

Exclusions from schools – new statutory guidance from September 2017

New statutory guidance, relating to pupil exclusions, has been published by the Department for Education (DfE). The guidance applies, from 1st September, to all maintained schools, Pupil Referral Units(PRUs) and Academies, and Free Schools in England. The guidance sets out what schools and PRUs must do to comply with the law. Governors and clerks should be aware that the statutory framework relating to pupil exclusions has not changed. The DfE make clear that the guidance aims to ‘provide greater confidence to head teachers on their use of exclusion and to provide greater clarity to independent review panels and governing boards on their consideration of exclusion decisions.’