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Open, honest and transparent discussions about Governance in the UK Education Sector (incl. International British Schools). This podcast is hosted by school governors, for school governors - whether you are new, experienced or the future - sharing and providing insight into the realities of sitting around the table and leaning in. Find us @thegovernorspodcast on social media
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For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;How Do You View And Rate “Being A School Governor”?The Visibility of School Governance - Let’s Talk About Governance More and Make It Attractive (Goal: Oversubscription)How Effective Is Your Communication, About Governance, With The Changing Generations In The School Community and Wider Society? (ie. Do You Have A Stakeholder Plan? Do You Know That Gen Z and Gen Alpha Are The Students and Gen Y / Millennials Are The Newest Parents?)Governors Came To The Space With Skills - Let’s Put Some Respect On That; School Governors Do Other ThingsClerks Live and Breathe Governance All Year Around - Term Time Is Only A PercentageWe appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.CONNECT WITH USTo contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):thegovernorspodcast@gmail.comTo follow us on social media:Instagram - @thegovernorspodcastFacebook - @thegovernorspodcastTwitter - @thegovernorspodTo help us find you:Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgendaYOUR HOSTSSharon Warmington--> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner Olivia D Hinds--> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 2-3 per month).The Governors' Podcast defines its 'Seasons' by UK academic years (September to July) and the episodes are called ‘Agenda Items’.Artwork by Onevma LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;The Importance Of Planning Your Exit Before You Enter The SpaceBe Careful With Becoming Too Comfortable / ComplacentHow Long Is Too Long As A School Governor In The Same School? Succession Planning Starts With The Number of Terms of Office (or Years) A Governor Intends To Serve A School / AcademyRecognising Your Value And Sharing It In More Places Than OneHow To Learn and Grow ContinuouslyWe appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.CONNECT WITH USTo contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):thegovernorspodcast@gmail.comTo follow us on social media:Instagram - @thegovernorspodcastFacebook - @thegovernorspodcastTwitter - @thegovernorspodTo help us find you:Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgendaYOUR HOSTSSharon Warmington--> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner Olivia D Hinds--> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 2-3 per month).The Governors' Podcast defines its 'Seasons' by UK academic years (September to July) and the episodes are called ‘Agenda Items’.Artwork by Onevma LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;Meetings Are Not Social Gatherings And Governor Visits Are To Be Considered SeparatelyChallenging The Language “When We Go Back To (Normal)…”The Realties and Practicalities Of Face-to-Face (F2F) Meetings vs. Virtual Meetings That Are Not Being Talked About Enough - Have You Consulted Your Governors or Simply Assumed How Meetings Are To Be Conducted?Setting and Upholding Boundaries For Personal Wellbeing What Are You Prepared To Do To Recruit and Retain The Governors That You Need? Are Hybrid Meetings A Viable Option For The Future?We appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.CONNECT WITH USTo contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):thegovernorspodcast@gmail.comTo follow us on social media:Instagram - @thegovernorspodcastFacebook - @thegovernorspodcastTwitter - @thegovernorspodTo help us find you:Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgendaYOUR HOSTSSharon Warmington--> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner Olivia D Hinds--> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 2-3 per month).The Governors' Podcast defines its 'Seasons' by UK academic years (September to July) and the episodes are called ‘Agenda Items’.Artwork by Onevma LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Google Meets - What Say You?Virtual Meeting Etiquette - Please Mute Your Mic and Cut Your Camera, As Appropriate!Calendar Invites - Is This A “Do” or “Don’t” ?!Which Governor Platforms Do You Use and What Features Do You Like incl. Annotations and Electronic Voting? (BoardPacks vs. BoardEffects, GovernorHub, FireFly, Convene)How To Set Goals and Accomplish ThemDISCLAIMER: Please note that none of the portals/platforms, governor-support or governor-resources organisations mentioned in this recording have sponsored this episode. All commentary throughout this recording is genuine, personal opinion. Please be advised to do your own research before engaging or carrying out transactions with any of these companies. We appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.CONNECT WITH USTo contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):thegovernorspodcast@gmail.comTo follow us on social media:Instagram - @thegovernorspodcastFacebook - @thegovernorspodcastTwitter - @thegovernorspodTo help us find you:Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgendaYOUR HOSTSSharon Warmington--> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner Olivia D Hinds--> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 2-3 per month).The Governors' Podcast defines its 'Seasons' by UK academic years (September to July) and the episodes are called ‘Agenda Items’.Artwork by Onevma LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;Printed Papers vs. Electronic PapersWarning New Governors About The Length of Papers During The Induction ProcessTips for Clerks / Governance Professionals and Contributors To The PapersLetting The Agenda Be Your Guide - Note Items For Discussion, Decision or InformationConsideration, Efficiency and Communication Are KeyWe appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.CONNECT WITH USTo contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):thegovernorspodcast@gmail.comTo follow us on social media:Instagram - @thegovernorspodcastFacebook - @thegovernorspodcastTwitter - @thegovernorspodTo help us find you:Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgendaYOUR HOSTSSharon Warmington--> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner Olivia D Hinds--> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 2-3 per month).The Governors' Podcast defines its 'Seasons' by UK academic years (September to July) and the episodes are called ‘Agenda Items’.Artwork by Onevma LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;Contrast of Settings, Spectrum of CharactersKeeping Governance Interesting For YouYou Are Choosing The School, As Much As It Is Choosing YouWhere Should You Be A School Governor (Next)?Widening Your Exposure and ScopeWe appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.CONNECT WITH USTo contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):thegovernorspodcast@gmail.comTo follow us on social media:Instagram - @thegovernorspodcastFacebook - @thegovernorspodcastTwitter - @thegovernorspodTo help us find you:Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgendaYOUR HOSTSSharon Warmington--> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner Olivia D Hinds--> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 2-3 per month).The Governors' Podcast defines its 'Seasons' by UK academic years (September to July) and the episodes are called ‘Agenda Items’.Artwork by Onevma LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;Knowing The Different Categories of Governors: Maintained Schools vs. AcademiesCampaigning For Teachers / Support Staff Who Aspire To Leadership To Become Governors In Other SchoolsBeing a Parent GovernorWho Appoints Governors, particularly in Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs)?Vacancies and Elections / Appointment Process DISCLAIMER: Please note that the categories discussed in this recording have been generalised, and individuals are encouraged to refer their school/academy/trusts governing documents, as necessary.We appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.CONNECT WITH USTo contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):thegovernorspodcast@gmail.comTo follow us on social media:Instagram - @thegovernorspodcastFacebook - @thegovernorspodcastTwitter - @thegovernorspodTo help us find you:Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgendaYOUR HOSTSSharon Warmington--> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner Olivia D Hinds--> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 2-3 per month).The Governors' Podcast defines its 'Seasons' by UK academic years (September to July) and the episodes are called ‘Agenda Items’.Artwork by Onevma LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;Patterns in Governors’ AttendanceWhen Someone Is Present but Absent At The Same TimeAccepting Apologies vs. Noting ApologiesBest Practice for Apologies and Good Governance In GeneralIs Being A Governor All About ‘Status’ For Some People?We appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.CONNECT WITH USTo contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):thegovernorspodcast@gmail.comTo follow us on social media:Instagram - @thegovernorspodcastFacebook - @thegovernorspodcastTwitter - @thegovernorspodTo help us find you:Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgendaYOUR HOSTSSharon Warmington--> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner Olivia D Hinds--> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 2-3 per month).The Governors' Podcast defines its 'Seasons' by UK academic years (September to July) and the episodes are called ‘Agenda Items’.Artwork by Onevma LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;Governor Recruitment - The Struggle Is RealThe No. of Meetings and Everything Else - There’s More To It Than The MeetingsConsider the Clerk’s Contributions and Coordination Too! Focussing On The Time vs. Focussing On Your “Why”The Time of Meetings Affects Different Stakeholders DifferentlyWe appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.CONNECT WITH USTo contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):thegovernorspodcast@gmail.comTo follow us on social media:Instagram - @thegovernorspodcastFacebook - @thegovernorspodcastTwitter - @thegovernorspodTo help us find you:Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgendaYOUR HOSTSSharon Warmington--> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner Olivia D Hinds--> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 2-3 per month).The Governors' Podcast defines its 'Seasons' by UK academic years (September to July) and the episodes are called ‘Agenda Items’.Artwork by Onevma LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;Knowing What to, When to, How to Ask Questions and To WhomHow To Prepare Questions In AdvanceExercising The Responsibility of Accountability and Remaining Strategic Clarifying All/Any Abbreviations How Questions May Vary From One Meeting To The Next (Autumn vs. Spring Term, Committee vs. Local Governing Body)  We appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast. CONNECT WITH US To contact us via email:thegovernorspodcast@gmail.com To follow us on social media:Instagram @thegovernorspodcast Facebook @thegovernorspodcast Twitter @thegovernorspodTo help us find you:Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgendaYOUR HOSTSSharon Warmington --> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner  Olivia D Hinds --> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 2-3 per month).The Governors' Podcast defines its 'Seasons' by UK academic years (September to July) and the episodes are called ‘Agenda Items’.Artwork by Onevma LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;What It Really Means To Be "The Only One In The Room"How To Embrace Standing Out and Take ResponsibilityRecognising The Makeup Of The Governing Body/Board and Knowing What Makes You 'The Only One' (ie. new vs. experienced governors, age, specialisms, race, gender, etc.)Ways To Navigate The Space As A New GovernorDealing With 'Cliques' (pre-established social groups)We appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.CONNECT WITH USTo contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories): thegovernorspodcast@gmail.comTo follow us on social media:Instagram - @thegovernorspodcastFacebook - @thegovernorspodcast Twitter - @thegovernorspodTo help us find you:Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgendaYOUR HOSTSSharon Warmington--> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner Olivia D Hinds--> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 2-3 per month).The Governors' Podcast defines its 'Seasons' by UK academic years (September to July) and the episodes are called ‘Agenda Items’.Artwork by Onevma LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
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