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The Modern Governor blog brings together opinion, news, research as well as updates on our ever-growing range of online CPD modules for governors and trustees. You can subscribe via email to receive updates whenever a new article is added. We welcome guest articles from governors, trustees and those who work directly with them - if you’d like to contribute then please complete the Contact Form

What's occurring? This summer there are many changes under way at Modern Governor, and as part of this the learning management system - that part of Modern Governor where subscribers access the e-learning modules - is being upgraded to a newer version. We're also taking two separate learning...

In January this year, the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee issued its report on Transgender Equality (PDF). The inquiry which led to this report was partially in response to the facts that: "the high levels of transphobia ...

The Secret Governor may or may not be on your governing board. S/he may also continue to refer to it as a ‘governing body’, which may or may not be an attitude which Requires Improvement. S/he has indicated that this post represents a very personal opinion,...

by Tom Perry, University of Birmingham and Rebecca Morris, University of Birmingham With Theresa May as the new prime minister at the helm of the Conservatives, speculation is already mounting about whether her support for a new academically selective grammar school in her own constituency will translate...

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts by a newly-elected (in September 2015) chair of governors in a primary school documenting the experiences s/he has starting out in the role. For obvious reasons it’s anonymous – if you have helpful questions or answers to...

Luke Ainsworth is a solicitor at berg, who support schools and academies with legal issues. In this guest blog post he gives an introduction to those aspects of governance which have a legal implication, and what new and existing governors should bear in mind about...

Lindsey Thomas is an educational consultant and experienced senior examiner and moderator. You can contact Lindsey via Twitter at @lteducation or through lteducation.co.uk. Yesterday, Ofqual published changes to be made to the rules about how exam boards (Awarding Bodies) deal with the remarking of papers, often referred to...