The Governing Chatters Podcast
Farewell to 2020

Farewell to 2020

December 15, 2020

Christmas is a time for reflection, today we are going to look back on what we have learnt from the seminars, reflect on where we are with Covid and the impact on the sector. We are also going to look at what we have learnt from such a strange year and with a sense of optimism(?) look ahead to what 2021 might contain.  

 

Thanks to Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/) and DL Sounds (https://www.dl-sounds.com) for the tracks used on this recording. 

Annual Conference, Seminars and the autumn term so far

Annual Conference, Seminars and the autumn term so far

October 30, 2020

Join us as we discuss the latest on how schools operate through the autumn term and deal with the challenges of the pandemic. 

We also look ahead to our annual conference seminar series which will look at the Governing Board's role in: 

  • Closing the disadvantage gap for pupils
  • Promoting diversity & equality in senior leadership
  • The well-being and retention of senior leadership 
  • The future outlook for school improvement and accountabilit
Leading during Covid

Leading during Covid

October 1, 2020

Schools are open and children in the main are returning to school thanks to the efforts of senior leaders, staff and governors. It has been a remarkable effort to get everything ready.  

That effort can come at a cost and today we want to focus on leadership, the headline findings from our latest annual governance survey on leadership as well as the recruitment, well-being, appraisal and development of leaders.

New academic year - Ready to go?

New academic year - Ready to go?

August 27, 2020

As we start a new academic year, schools returning fully for the first time since lockdown, we look at some of things NGA has been up to during August. 

Emma Knights, Sam Henson and Emma Balchin look at the Annual Governance Survey, Skills Audits and Board reflection as well as the implications of the student grade decisions made during August. 

Time to reflect?

Time to reflect?

July 31, 2020

Well, that has been a busy summer term, it has been testament to the strength of boards and senior leadership along with their staff that we have come through the lockdown the way we have.

 

August is a chance for us all to take stock of where we are,  look ahead to the new academic year and look at the big strategic issues we face..

Planning ahead - what does September look like?

Planning ahead - what does September look like?

July 1, 2020

Join Emma Knights, Sam Henson, Emma Balchin and Steve Edmonds as they discuss the latest policy announcements from DfE and they make sense of where we are now. We explore the key issues in planning for the September return to school, catch up money and how and what you should be focussed on monitoring if you can’t visit your school. 

Examining the new Ofsted inspection framework

Examining the new Ofsted inspection framework

May 29, 2020

Join Emma Knights, Sam Henson and Nina Sharma as they explore the new Ofsted inspection framework, find out what our research report tells you about the implementation of the new framework and the changes it has made for governors when your school is inspected.  

Governing through Covid-19

Governing through Covid-19

May 12, 2020

Emma Knights is joined by Steve Edmonds and Emma Balchin to discuss the challenges faced by schools during the covid-19 lockdown, we explore the role CPD can play in the lockdown and look ahead to our next podcast examining the new Ofsted inspection framework.

 

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