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Friday 15 September 2017

A proposal to remove charitable status from independent schools comes round almost every year. Rather like the flu threat... Read more

Tuesday 15 August 2017

A good question. Why the Governors' Toolkit? I should start by giving you some background.When I was a governor (2002-2006), I didn't have any comprehension of the breadth of my responsibilities (and I was vice-chair!).Read more

Wednesday 14 June 2017

How many governors is the right number for your school? While most schools have between 12 and 15, there are others that have many more than 20. Read more

Thursday 01 June 2017

All independent schools must keep an up-to-date Single Central Register (SCR). The SCR, together with a school’s safeguarding policy, is a school’s key safeguarding document. All schools must keep a complete SCR of all staff (including supply staff, trainee teachers on salaried routes, volunteers and governors). Read more

Thursday 27 April 2017

Warren Buffett, the US businessman and investor, once said: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” While he was referring to businesses, the principle applies to any organisation, including schools. Read more