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19 June 2019

Inspiring Governance presents at Hallam Festival of Education

19 June 2019

On Friday 14th June, Dr Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel, from our parent charity Education and Employers, presented to Sheffield Hallam University’s Festival of Education alongside former Education Secretary David Blunkett. Their joint focus was to look at the research, realities and importance of building bridges between the world of employment and education. Employers can and do […]

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11 June 2019

Inspiring Governance goes on the road for Volunteers’ Week 2019

11 June 2019

Volunteers’ Week 2019 was a great opportunity for Inspiring Governance to thank the many volunteers serving through us as Governors and Trustees, for the amazing work they do for young people throughout the year. The week is an initiative started by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and was also the perfect chance to […]

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3 June 2019

‘Governors and Trustees owed huge debt of gratitude’

3 June 2019

A Government minister has acknowledged that Governors and Trustees are owed a “huge debt of gratitude” for the work that they do across the country, adding that “what you do rarely grabs the headlines or gets the plaudits you deserve.” Speaking at the Annual Good Governance Awards organised by the National Governance Association (NGA), Lord […]

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16 May 2019

Inspiring Governance and National Governance Association launch new campaign to bring ‘Educators on Board’

16 May 2019

Inspiring Governance and The National Governance Association (NGA) are delighted to announce the launch of our new campaign ‘Educators on Board’. In response to governing boards articulated needs for more education expertise, ‘Educators on Board’ also aims to provide teachers and school leaders themselves with professional development, by inspiring them into School Governance. School governance […]

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3 May 2019

National Governance Association announces ‘Annual Governance Survey’

3 May 2019

The National Governance Association (NGA) have announced the release of their ‘Annual Governance Survey’. Undertaken and published, in association with the Times Education Supplement, this is a fantastic opportunity for governors, trustees & academy committee members to have your say on governance practice and education policy. The survey, which will run until Thursday 13 June […]

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17 April 2019

National Governance Association supporting schools by ensuring you have the ‘Right People Around The Table’.

17 April 2019

This spring, the National Governance Association released their updated version of the popular recruiters’ guide the ‘Right People Around The Table’. An invaluable document that supports schools through the key steps of the recruitment process, the ‘Right People Around The Table’ covers topics from evaluating your current board and where to find candidates, through to […]

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15 March 2019

School governors: have your say about ESFA advice on data

15 March 2019

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) are reviewing their 2018 publication ‘Understanding your data; a guide for school governors and academy trustees’ and looking for governors and trustees to fill out a short survey help with their review by 19th March 2019. ESFA are reviewing the ‘Understanding your data’ resource to evaluate areas for […]

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12 March 2019

Preparing Your Board for the Future – Succession Planning Guidance

12 March 2019

Have you considered who will be your next chair of governors?  Or have you planned for who will take over as chair of the committees of the governing board? If we are honest, considering the governing boards future development needs and focusing on succession planning can sometimes slip to the bottom of the to do […]

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11 February 2019

Liverpool schools recruiting governors come together

11 February 2019

Twenty-four governor recruiters from across the North West attended Liverpool’s Park Hotel in Aintree to learn about the best way to recruit governors for their schools and Trusts.  People from Governing Bodies and Senior Leadership Teams, including Headteachers, attended on behalf of their Multi-Academy Trusts, Federations and single schools. Margaret Crooks from The Academy of St […]

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7 January 2019

Inspiring Governance launches ‘It’s About Time’ campaign

7 January 2019

Today we are excited to launch our new ‘It’s About Time’ campaign, where we will be challenging those who are looking to make a positive change in their life in 2019 to sign-up to Inspiring Governance and begin the process of becoming a school governor/trustee. School governance is the perfect opportunity to put our spare […]

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