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Roles > Governor (secondary)

Find out what's happening all over the country and share latest learnings and new thinking about key issues with other governors.

Governor channel

Keep up to date with the latest educational developments and get tips on how to be a better governor


Effective governance

Being chair, problems with personnel, setting targets: an education officer offers his top tips

15 mins Succeeding Against the Odds - Robert Clack School
Part of the series School Improvement
A headteacher shares his advice for transforming a failing school
8 mins Academies in Detail
Part of the series Need to Know Updates
Mike Baker visits a new academy to see how they are progressing
 

Staffing and personnel

3 mins Learning From the News - Bullying
Part of the series Learning From the News
A lesson starter on bullying for Key Stage 3 citizenship lessons
7 mins New Powers to Discipline
Part of the series Need to Know Updates
Investigating government proposals for discipline in schools
5 mins You're Running an Open Evening
Part of the series What To Do If...
How one secondary school plans an open evening

Chairs in Croydon and Tower Hamlets give us their advice.

Follow a scientific investigation into work-related stress: from questionnaires to DNA and cortisol tests.

How stressed is your school?

 

Finance and property

5 mins Payroll, Property Development and Lettings
Part of the series Save Money
A secondary school brings services in-house to cut costs
5 mins Green Savings
Part of the series Save Money
How one primary school saved a fortune by going green

An expert team look at ways of cutting costs in schools.

Save Money

What's happening elsewhere in the country to improve school environments?

School Buildings

 

In the know

The latest educational news from ITN

15 mins South Brent Primary School, Devon
Part of the series Mick Waters Drops In
An inspiring primary school shows how it encourages maths skills

Mick Waters, former QCA director of curriculum, talks about the role of governors in shaping learning

Issue four of the new termly publication from Teachers TV.

The latest Governors' Newsletter (PDF 62kb)

 

Training packs

Help improve the effectiveness of your governing body with our free training packs. Use these clear and concise presentations in 30-minute discussion sessions with governors. Each pack includes a PowerPoint presentation, video clips and discussion starters to spark debate about good practice. Simply download and customise to your school's priorities:

 

School improvement

4 mins Governance and Responsibilities
Part of the series Thinking of Becoming an Academy
Principals explain how academy status affects school governance
7 mins Free Schools
Part of the series Need to Know Updates
Mike Baker examines the government's new free schools model
15 mins Succeeding Against the Odds - Rushey Mead School
Part of the series School Improvement
An outstanding secondary school shares its strategies for success
8 mins Westlands' First Steps
Part of the series Becoming an Academy
An outstanding secondary beings its transition to academy status
 

Legal

3 mins Learning From the News - The Government's Spending Review
Part of the series Learning From the News
Looking at budgeting in the context of the spending review
15 mins KS3/4 PSHE - What is Sexual Bullying?
Teenagers talk about sexual bullying in schools
8 mins Social Media
Part of the series Need to Know Updates
Exploring the risks and benefits of schools using social media