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The AGBIS Independent School Governor podcast series is the ultimate guide to governance in independent schools, whether you are already a governor or thinking about becoming one. Each episode features Richard Harman and Cheryl Connelly (both AGBIS) in conversation with Carolyn Reed (Reed Brand Communication). They share open, honest and transparent insights into what makes best practice independent school governance.
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Red Flags for Headship

Red Flags for Headship

2024-06-0441:48

Jenny Brown and Richard Harman talk through her guide for new Heads, written in collaboration with HMC. In particular, they address how to foster an effective and mutually supportive relationship between the Head and the Governing Body. To find out more about governance in independent schools: https://www.agbis.org.uk/
Tom Rogerson, Headmaster of Cottesmore Preparatory School has a vision. Used effectively, AI has the potential to reduce the time we spend at screens, enabling us to interact more face to face. This can only be a good thing for governors, teachers and pupils. In this podcast he provides us with his comprehensive and insightful views on the developing use of Artificial Intelligence in schools.Additional information on the topic can be found here:Cottesmore’s AI developer: https://www.interacti...
Enterprise is now an important co-commercial activity for schools and it can provide some much needed revenue in addition to fees. Dorothy McLaren, CEO of the Schools’ Enterprise Association takes us through best practice Enterprise - describing the typical asset classes in schools and how aligning the use of these with the school’s overall strategy can bring numerous profitable and sustainable benefits. To find out more about governance in independent schools: https://www.agbis.org...
The role of Clerk is fundamental to the smooth running of the Governing body. Richard, Cheryl and Carolyn discuss the attributes that the best Clerks possess. To find out more about governance in independent schools: https://www.agbis.org.uk/
Being a school governor is a privilege and with privilege comes responsibility.Governors are volunteers yet find themselves in positions of authority with associated responsibilities. This episode provides a realistic and balanced overview of the risks and liabilities of the role.To find out more about governance in independent schools: https://www.agbis.org.uk/
Like all organisations, independent schools need to adapt with the times and in particular, respond to the increasing challenges they face.Richard Harman, Cheryl Connelly and Carolyn Reed discuss the role of independent school governors in acknowledging that change is required and then guiding their school through that change to ensure it is future-proof. To find out more about governance in independent schools: https://www.agbis.org.uk/
How to write strategy

How to write strategy

2023-02-2144:26

One of the key roles of an independent school governor is responsibility for the strategic management of their school, part of which is to ensure clarity of ethos, vision and strategic direction. In this episode we focus on why it is so important for governors to have a robust strategy in place and how to write an effective strategy. To find out more about governance in independent schools: https://www.agbis.org.uk/
We look at the process of identifying, sourcing, appointing and inducting Governors; the term of office they serve; and how to keep Governors updated and motivated, so they are compelled to stay on board and find the whole experience interesting and rewarding.To find out more about governance in independent schools: https://www.agbis.org.uk/
We turn our attention to the ideal composition of the governing body and discuss the skill sets needed to govern the school, the importance of getting the balance of personalities right, and how schools can find committed governors.To find out more about governance in independent schools: https://www.agbis.org.uk/
Welcome to The AGBIS Independent School Governor podcast series. In our first episode, Carolyn Reed introduces Richard Harman, Chief Executive of AGBIS, and Cheryl Connelly, Director of Training, who give an outline of AGBIS as an organisation, their roles within it, and what 'good governance' looks like.To find out more about governance in independent schools: https://www.agbis.org.uk/
This is the episode for anyone thinking of taking on the role of Chair of Governors and we talk about the responsibilities, relationships with the Head and Bursar and how to work as a team with your governing body. Plus of course, the joys of the role! To find out more about governance in independent schools: https://www.agbis.org.uk/
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