Ruth agnew presentation Modern Governor #GovernorLive 25062013

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Ruth agnew presentation Modern Governor #GovernorLive 25062013

  1. 1. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceR M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceRuth Agnew#governorlive“Navigating theChanging Terrain”
  2. 2. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernance“there’s life, Jim, but notas we know it”
  3. 3. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernance
  4. 4. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernance
  5. 5. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceSir Michael Wilshaw“Good governors focus on the central issueswhich lie at the heart of school improvement:the quality of teaching, the progress andachievement of their pupils ... poorgovernance focuses on the marginal issues …too much time is spent looking at the qualityof school lunches, and not enough onattainment in maths and English.” (2013)
  6. 6. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceLord Nash“Governance is one of my top priorities … Allschools make two vital decisions. Who is thehead and who sits on the governing body …Governors can effect significant change …Although governance is a voluntary role thatdoes not mean it’s an amateur one. It’s ahighly professional, highly responsiblejob, performing an absolutely critical role .”(2013)
  7. 7. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernancePrimary Head Teacher“If you took my secretary away, or theschool caretaker, or any of my classteachers, it would have a hugeimpact. Governing bodies can behighly effective, full of very goodpeople, but if it didn’t exist youmight not notice.”
  8. 8. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceOfsted“Governors work hard to providepractical support and challenge, butthis is having little impact on the workof the school. They do not have arealistic view of the schools strengthsand weaknesses.”
  9. 9. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceOfsted“Governors work hard to providepractical support and challenge, butthis is having little impact on the workof the school. They do not have arealistic view of the schools strengthsand weaknesses.”
  10. 10. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceTwenty key questions for a schoolgoverning body to ask itself5. What is our training anddevelopment budget and doesevery governor receive the supportthey need to carry out their roleeffectively?
  11. 11. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceWhere can we get help?• Local Authorities• National Governors’ Association• Governor Line• External providers• A good clerk• Twitter• Other governors!!• National College for Teaching and Leadership
  12. 12. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceNational College for Teaching andLeadership• Chairs’ Development Programme• National College Membership– www.nationalcollege.org.uk• National Leaders of Governance (NLG)– www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege
  13. 13. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceNational Leaders of Governance• What are they?
  14. 14. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceNational Leaders of GovernanceWhat about you?www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege
  15. 15. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceNational Leaders of Governance• Speak to Local Authority / NCTL broker / NLGor• Email chair.ofgovernors@education.gsi.gov.uk
  16. 16. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceWhat’s it all for?
  17. 17. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernance
  18. 18. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernance
  19. 19. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceKarl Marx“We make our owndestiny but not incircumstances of ourown choosing”
  20. 20. R M Agnew Consulting @rmagovernanceKeep in touch@ruthagnew@rmagovernancehttp://uk.linkedin.com/pub/ruth-agnew/33/9ab/457/ruthagnew.wordpress.comrmaconsulting@mail.com

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