Modern Governor in the London Borough of Brent


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Derek Balaam spoke recently at our Modern Governor event - see his slides here about how Modern Governor e-learning for School Governors works in Brent.

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Modern Governor in the London Borough of Brent

  1. 1. Modern Governor In Brent<br />Derek Balaam – Brent LA<br />
  2. 2. Why?<br />Innovation<br />New, alternative ways of achieving outcomes<br />Go with the flow<br />Low cost<br />
  3. 3. Availability Of Governors?<br />Governors busy people<br />Already attend meetings in own time<br />
  4. 4. What’s Good About E-Learning?<br />Choose time<br />Starbucks + Laptop = Mod. Gov.<br />Own pace<br />“I’ll finish it off tomorrow”<br />
  5. 5. First Sliced Bread, Now……..?<br />Complementary, not alternative (Well, that’s the theory!)<br />
  6. 6. Why Modern Governor?<br />Bite size – not too long<br />Light, easy to understand, conversational tone<br />Interactive – reading and thinking, not just listening<br />Attractive, professional presentation<br />
  7. 7. There’s More….<br />Part of larger organisation – Learning Pool<br />LA focus<br />Technical support available<br />Courses have input from NGA, COGS<br />
  8. 8. Not Everything Is Rosy<br />Uptake a constant struggle<br />I’ve started but I may not finish…..<br />
  9. 9. Possibilities?<br />Use in face-to-face training course<br />Use in GB development session<br />Write own courses<br />
  10. 10. Feedback<br />Not for all<br />Positive<br />
  11. 11. The Bottom Line<br />Manageable cost for school<br />No cost to LA<br />Schools have to opt out, not in!<br />Contributes to LA drive towards e-learning<br />
  12. 12. The End<br />Thanks for listening!<br />Brent Governor Services<br />Chesterfield House<br />9 Park Lane<br />Wembley HA9 7RH<br />020 8937 3048<br />