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Just for Governors

Useful information, advice, and discussion especially for governors

There are 48 videos in this series.

15 mins Making Meetings Fun
Two schools in Sheffield are working on transforming their governors' meetings into productive and enjoyable events.
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15 mins How Federations Work
Two successful hard federations show how they are working, with an insight into what it means for the governors involved.
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15 mins School Improvement
Useful information, advice and discussion especially for governors. In this episode, governors from three schools, one secondary and two primary, talk about their involvement in agreeing and monitoring their school improvement plans.
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15 mins Being Chair
Three governors talk about their roles and experience as governors and acting as chairs.
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15 mins Setting Targets
In this episode we see how three different governing bodies work with the head to set targets for the future.
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15 mins An Injury in the Playground
A panel of school governors discuss their legal responsibilities in relation to a series of events in a hypothetical school. After watching a series of reconstructions, their job is to debate just where the duties of the school governors lie.
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15 mins Road Safety
A panel of school governors discuss schools and road safety, offering useful information and advice.
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15 mins Problems with Personnel
Useful information, advice, and discussion especially for governors. A panel of school governors discuss their legal responsibilities in relation to a series of events in a hypothetical school.
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15 mins Opting for Health
This programme visits Southdown Infants school near Bath, which started its own catering business in order to ensure healthy and nutritional dinners for its pupils.
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15 mins Special Needs
Useful information, advice and discussion especially for governors.
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15 mins Discipline
In this programme, a panel of school governors discuss their legal responsibilities in relation to a series of events in a hypothetical school.
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15 mins Exclusion and Drugs
In this programme, a panel of school governors discuss their legal responsibilities in relation to a series of events in a hypothetical school. After watching a series of reconstructions their job is to debate just where the duties of the school governors ...
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15 mins Construction
A panel of school governors discuss their legal responsibilities in relation to a series of events in a hypothetical school. After watching a series of reconstructions they debate where the duties of the school governors lie.
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15 mins Meeting Top Tips
This programme, specially designed for school governors, is full of advice and tips on what to do and what not to do at governors meetings.
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15 mins Ideas from the Box: School Improvement and Well-Being
This programme follows two sets of primary governors, brought together to critically review Teachers TV programmes on health and school improvement.
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15 mins Ideas from the Box: Restorative Justice and Self-Evaluation
In this programme, a small group of secondary governors are brought together to critically review Teachers TV programmes.
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15 mins Child Protection
This episode explores the issues behind a serious accusation, such as when a teaching assistant is accused of inappropriate behaviour towards a pupil.
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15 mins School Affair
In this episode, a panel of governors discuss their legal responsibilities in relation to a series of events which take place in a hypothetical school.
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15 mins Recruiting a New Head
In this programme, our panel of governors debate the best means of recruiting a new head, as they wrestle with the hypothetical but realistic scenario posed by a series of reconstructions.
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15 mins Finance
What happens when a school faces a serious budget crisis? How should governors intervene to help solve the problem? And how can they prevent it from happening again?
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15 mins Race and Religion
Three real governors watch a series of reconstructed sequences highlighting the type of scenario they may have to deal with at their school.
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15 mins Ideas from the Box: Every Child Matters
In this programme, a panel of primary school governors watch and comment on the relevance of two key Teachers TV programmes.
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15 mins Ideas from the Box: School Improvement and Targets
A panel of primary school governors discuss how two Teachers TV programmes can help with the work at their ownschools.
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15 mins Ideas from the Box: Enjoying and Achieving
In this programme, a panel of secondary school governors watch and comment on the relevance of two Teachers TV programmes.
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15 mins Ideas from the Box: Inclusion and Vocational Education
In this programme, a group of secondary school governors comment on the value and relevance of two Teachers TV programmes.
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15 mins Looked-After Children in Schools
In this programme, a group of governors tackle the hypothetical situation of admitting a fostered child with special educational needs into a mainstream school.
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15 mins Home Alone
In this programme, a group of governors consider the hypothetical situation of discovering that a student at their school is living at home without adult supervision.
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15 mins Quizzing the Data
This programme focuses on a useful way to analyse data, making effective reading of jargon, graphs and statistics.
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15 mins Pupils for a Day
How can school governors deepen their understanding of the pupil experience of school? One local authority thinks it has the answer, offering its governors the chance to become pupils for a day.
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15 mins Succession Planning
Succession planning should be a crucial item on any governing body's agenda, given the looming crisis in headteacher recruitment. In this programme, we visit two schools where this strategy is now being employed.
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15 mins Heads and Governors
The relationship between the headteacher and the governors at two primary schools in east London are contrasted in this programme.
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15 mins Building Schools for the Future (BSF)
Simon Mares, chair of governors at Little Ilford School in Newham, discovers the implications for a governing body of the Building Schools for the Future programme.
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15 mins Specialist Status
Kings Langley School in Hertfordshire is currently applying for specialist arts status, adhering with the specialist-school programme's aim of all secondary schools having specialist status.
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15 mins Trust Schools
All schools are now able to create charitable trusts, but what does this actually mean for governors and schools? Chair of governors Anil Basra investigates.
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15 mins Performance Management of a Headteacher
How do governors work with School Improvement Partners to review a head's performance? In this programme, we observe the whole process, seeing how one primary school manages it, from target-setting to pay review.
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15 mins Extended Services
Frances Stickley visits John O'Gaunt School in Hungerford to find out how they implemented extended services.
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15 mins Governor Training
Three new governors review different types of induction training available following lobbying by the National Governors' Association.
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15 mins Gifted and Talented
Staff at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Hastings and the nearby Helenswood Performing Arts College are followed as they go about identifying their gifted and talented pupils.
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15 mins ICT
Frances Stickley, chair of governors at Kings Langley School in Hertfordshire, visits The Bishop's Stortford High School to see what lessons she can learn.
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15 mins Diplomas for Governors
Kings Langley schools' chair of governors Frances Stickley visits Little Ilford School which is piloting the introduction of the new diplomas.
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15 mins Mentoring the Chair
Gain an insight into two contrasting mentoring schemes that are among the many now available to support the chairs of governors.
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15 mins Retention
Find out about the strategies put in place by a school which places high priority on retaining its effective staff.
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15 mins SENCOs
At St. Joan of Arc Secondary School, Rickmansworth, the SEN link governor is proactive and works closely with the school's SENCOs to implement SEN provisions.
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15 mins Improving a Failing School
A school previously in special measures shows how it became one of the most improved schools in the country, receiving an outstanding rating in its most recent Ofsted inspection.
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15 mins The Work Less Challenge
This programme provides useful information, advice and discussion, especially for governors. A panel of governors from different primary schools discuss a headmaster's work/life balance in the light of new DfES regulations making governors responsible for ...
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15 mins Safeguarding Children: Your Responsibilities
At Todmorden High School, Calderdale, staff and governors work in partnership to review and improve the school's safeguarding procedures.
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15 mins Making Pupil Data Real
At Rainbow Forge Primary School, the governing body demonstrates a pro-active approach to formal and informal pupil data.
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15 mins New Admissions Code
Governor and journalist Fiona Millar investigates how a new admissions code is affecting school governors.
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15 mins Bullying
This programme contains useful information, advice and discussion especially for governors. It is of value to school governors keen on understand more about their role and how to ensure they act in the best interests of their school.
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