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Widening Participation: getting universities involved in school governance

Tom Weaver, Widening Participation Officer at King’s College London, talks about his organisation’s support of school governance. In the last 3 years, just over 150 staff and alumni have been registered with SGOSS – Governors for Schools, seeking a school governor position.

 

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Teach First: Supporting school improvement beyond the classroom

 

We talk to Gemma Morris, Internships and Volunteering Senior Officer, at Teach First, about supporting participants and ambassadors to get involved in school governance.

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Competency framework 2017:The skills you’ll need and gain as a school governor

For the first time the Department for Education has issued a competency framework for effective governance in schools. It sets out the personal attributes the DfE thinks all governors should possess, along with the knowledge, skills and behaviours that it says are needed for governance to function well. Most competencies all governors are expected to possess, while others are reserved for the chair of the governing board, or a single governor.

 

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Why we support school governance - Bernadette O’Sullivan, Dentons

 

 

 

 

"Supporting school governance is an alternative way of providing pro bono support and allows our lawyers and business services staff to achieve their CSR targets outside of office hours. It also offers fantastic skills enhancing opportunities."

 

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5 top New Year’s Resolutions (and how to tick them off in one go)

While we can’t really make you go to yoga, or start juicing with that machine you got last Christmas,  there are a few popular New Year’s resolutions that we can help with. You don’t have to be a teacher or a politician to get involved in education – your business skills could directly impact school strategy and, ultimately, lead to better outcomes for children.

 

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