28 episodes

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

The Governors' Podcast Onevma Productions

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

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

    Agenda Item 25 - Being Passionate and Becoming Proficient with Jo Phillips | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    Agenda Item 25 - Being Passionate and Becoming Proficient with Jo Phillips | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    For today's Single Item Agenda (episode) we invite our FIRST special guest, and discuss;
    Different Places and Resources To Become More Informed About Governance in Education, ie. The Hoot - https://thehoot.news/Education Governance Needs To Go Beyond The Sector and Recognising the CPD Opportunities - What Is The Profile Of Governance In Wider Society? How Much Is Truly Understood and How Do We Continue To Change / Evolve To Meet The Needs Of The Current Climate?The Humanity Side In Governance : A Call for Marcus Rashford; Establishing and Leveraging Relational Capital - Making Connections and Using The Voices and Stories Of The People To Galvanise SupportHow Volunteering In Other Areas (ie. Parkrun) Builds Transferable Skills and The Significance Of Choosing Our Language Carefully - Investing Time, Adding Value And Making A Difference - Are We Really “Giving Up Our Time?”Highlighting and Uplifting Headteachers and Senior Leadership Teams - How School Leaders Can Best Work With Governing Boards and What The Strategic Level / Body Can Do To Better Share Responsibility (ie. Marketing, Recruitment, Understanding, Retention)A massive thank you to our special guest: Jo Phillips - Marketing Manager at GovernorHub and The Key for School Governors

    We appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.
    GovernorHub - https://governorhub.com/ 
    The Key for School Governors - https://schoolgovernors.thekeysupport.com/ 
    ‘Wellbeing webinar with Vic Goddard’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWsv8ZL5ziw 
    Interested in diversifying your boards and governing bodies, specifically in terms of age, visit Education Governance Solutions - Transforming Students: https://educationgovernancesolutions.com/transforming-students/ 


    CONNECT WITH US

    To contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):
    thegovernorspodcast@gmail.com

    To follow us on social media:
    Instagram - @thegovernorspodcast
    Facebook - @thegovernorspodcast
    Twitter - @thegovernorspod

    To help us find you:
    Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgenda

    YOUR HOSTS

    Sharon Warmington
    --> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner 
    Olivia D Hinds
    --> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Link Governor

    ADDITIONAL NOTES

    The Governor's Podcast launched in February 2021 
    The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions Limited (sponsored by GovernorHub and The Key for School Governors)

    The current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 1-2 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 Limited
    Produced by Onevma Productions 
    Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer

    • 43 min
    Agenda Item 24.3 - To Feel Seen. To Feel Heard. Representation Matters! (Diversity: PART 3) | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    Agenda Item 24.3 - To Feel Seen. To Feel Heard. Representation Matters! (Diversity: PART 3) | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;
    What Are The 9 Protected Characteristics of the Equality Act 2010?Speaking From Lived ExperiencesThe Importance of Representation - How You Can Attract, Find and Recruit Diverse Governors Who Feel A Connection To Your Environment / School Community - What You Say vs. What You Do… Matters!Diversity Begins With The Mind - How Do You Think? How Do You Navigate the World?Steven Bartlett quote: The person who makes you smarter isn’t always the smartest one in the room. Often it’s the most curious one in the room. “Why do we do that?” Leads you to question old assumptions. “What is?” Opens your eyes to new possibilities. Inquisitive people are catalysts for learning.We appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.

    Interested in diversifying your boards and governing bodies, specifically in terms of age, visit Education Governance Solutions - Transforming Students: https://educationgovernancesolutions.com/transforming-students/ 
    'We need more school governors who look like me' BBC News Article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-60912316 
     GovernorHub / The Key’s Report: https://schoolgovernors.thekeysupport.com/the-governing-body/recruitment-and-competence/recruit-missing-talent-resources-help-you-tackle-diversity-your-board/?marker=full-search-q-recruit%20missing%20talent-result-1  
    CONNECT WITH US

    To contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):
    thegovernorspodcast@gmail.com

    To follow us on social media:
    Instagram - @thegovernorspodcast
    Facebook - @thegovernorspodcast
    Twitter - @thegovernorspod

    To help us find you:
    Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgenda

    YOUR HOSTS

    Sharon Warmington
    --> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner 

    Olivia D Hinds
    --> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Link Governor

    ADDITIONAL NOTES

    The Governor's Podcast launched in February 2021 
    The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions Limited
    The current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 1-2 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 Limited
    Produced by Onevma Productions 
    Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer

    • 36 min
    Agenda Item 24.2 - 18+? No Prior Experience Required! (Diversity: PART 2) | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    Agenda Item 24.2 - 18+? No Prior Experience Required! (Diversity: PART 2) | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;
    The Importance and Necessity of Diversity of Age On Boards and Governing Bodies - Bringing The Boardroom Into The 21st Century, By Having Younger People Around The Table Who Bring The Lived ExperienceUnderstanding the Difference Between Culture-Add and Culture-FitHow To Include The Student Voice In Strategic Spaces To Better Serve Them In Today’s World From The Top DownThinking About The Journey of the Child Through The Education Sector - In Which Year Were You Born? In Which Decades Were You Educated?Challenging The Barriers To Entry Given That Being 18+ Is The Only Stipulated Requirement: Age Is More Than A Number… It Is Also Generational Representation, Attitude, Professionalism and Experiences We appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.

    Interested in diversifying your boards and governing bodies, specifically in terms of age, visit Education Governance Solutions - Transforming Students: https://educationgovernancesolutions.com/transforming-students/ 
    'We need more school governors who look like me' BBC News Article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-60912316 
     GovernorHub / The Key’s Report: https://schoolgovernors.thekeysupport.com/the-governing-body/recruitment-and-competence/recruit-missing-talent-resources-help-you-tackle-diversity-your-board/?marker=full-search-q-recruit%20missing%20talent-result-1  
    CONNECT WITH US

    To contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):
    thegovernorspodcast@gmail.com

    To follow us on social media:
    Instagram - @thegovernorspodcast
    Facebook - @thegovernorspodcast
    Twitter - @thegovernorspod

    To help us find you:
    Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgenda

    YOUR HOSTS

    Sharon Warmington
    --> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner 

    Olivia D Hinds
    --> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Link Governor

    ADDITIONAL NOTES

    The Governor's Podcast launched in February 2021 
    The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions Limited
    The current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 1-2 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 Limited
    Produced by Onevma Productions 
    Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer

    • 48 min
    Agenda Item 24.1 - Seeing The Faces and Races in Your Spaces (Diversity: PART 1) | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    Agenda Item 24.1 - Seeing The Faces and Races in Your Spaces (Diversity: PART 1) | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;
    Kickstarting A Diversity Mini Series and The Importance of Recognising, Honouring and Representing Difference (Protected Characteristics) - Let’s Have More Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Link Governors As Mandatory Roles with a Role DescriptionUnderstanding That Your Lived Experiences Heavily Contribute To What You Can Speak OnThe Passive Use Of The Term “Minority” - What's The True Context of a School / Academy?Shocking Statistics About Diversity Levels Amongst the 300,000+ UK School GovernorsWhat Schools Must - Should - Could Do: Do A Diversity Audit Which Includes your Reality - your Actions - your Culture - your Education We appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.

    Reference: The Race Equality Code - Dr Karl George MBE - https://theracecode.org/

    CONNECT WITH US

    To contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):
    thegovernorspodcast@gmail.com

    To follow us on social media:
    Instagram - @thegovernorspodcast
    Facebook - @thegovernorspodcast
    Twitter - @thegovernorspod

    To help us find you:
    Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgenda

    YOUR HOSTS

    Sharon Warmington
    --> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner 

    Olivia D Hinds
    --> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Link Governor

    ADDITIONAL NOTES

    The Governor's Podcast launched in February 2021 
    The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions Limited
    The current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 1-2 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 Limited
    Produced by Onevma Productions 
    Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer

    • 50 min
    Agenda Item 23 - Fight The Fear of Finance | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    Agenda Item 23 - Fight The Fear of Finance | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;
    The Myth of Requiring An Accountancy Background To Be A Member of the Finance Committee and/or Justifiably Participating In Discussions About The School’s Budget and Financial ActivitiesUnderstanding The Money Management From The Inside - It’s Really Just Income and Expenditure But Narrative Is Also NecessaryThe Timescales For Drafting The Budget In Maintained Schools (Financial Year vs the Academic Year for Academies)How To Navigate Committee Meetings, Even The Ones You’re Not OnFinancial Probity Is A Key Element Of Good Governance Practice - How Are You Upholding Your Duties?We appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.

    CONNECT WITH US

    To contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):
    thegovernorspodcast@gmail.com

    To follow us on social media:
    Instagram - @thegovernorspodcast
    Facebook - @thegovernorspodcast
    Twitter - @thegovernorspod

    To help us find you:
    Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgenda

    YOUR HOSTS

    Sharon Warmington
    --> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner 

    Olivia D Hinds
    --> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Link Governor

    ADDITIONAL NOTES

    The Governor's Podcast launched in February 2021 
    The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions Limited
    The current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 1-2 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 Limited
    Produced by Onevma Productions 
    Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer

    • 36 min
    Agenda Item 22 - It’s Better To Be Safe Than… | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    Agenda Item 22 - It’s Better To Be Safe Than… | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;
    The Importance of Having a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checking Cycle - How Long Is Too Long Without A New One?What Does Your Code of Conduct Say and Are Your Upholding It?Actual Barriers vs. Perceived Barriers - The Fear of The Past Haunting Present Day Opportunities To Give Back… Know For Certain!Ensuring Your Safeguarding Link Governor Is Clued Up - Understanding the Single Central Record (SCR) Process and PracticeTransparency and Taking Responsibility Is VitalWe appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.

    CONNECT WITH US

    To contact us via email (comments, queries or to share your stories):
    thegovernorspodcast@gmail.com

    To follow us on social media:
    Instagram - @thegovernorspodcast
    Facebook - @thegovernorspodcast
    Twitter - @thegovernorspod

    To help us find you:
    Use the hashtags #TheGovernorsPodcast and #SingleItemAgenda

    YOUR HOSTS

    Sharon Warmington
    --> School Governor, Professional Clerk and Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner 

    Olivia D Hinds
    --> Chair of a Teaching and Learning Committee, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Link Governor

    ADDITIONAL NOTES

    The Governor's Podcast launched in February 2021 
    The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions Limited
    The current release schedule is Wednesdays @ 7am during term time (approx. 2 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 Limited
    Produced by Onevma Productions 
    Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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1Lyfe2Live ,

Great Resource

I am a new Governor, and as such, am not entirely comfortable in my role just yet.
After attending my first full Governor board meeting this week, I can feel that this will be a really great resource for me to tap into, if I should ever feel out of my depth. Thank you ladies.

tilbah ,

New Governor

I am a brand new governor and this is a great listen, its great hearing your real life experiences, I really took on board your 'lean in' attitude on my latest meeting it helped me stick my virtual hand up and ask questions and hopefully add value. I am youngish and appreciate you taking the time to record a resource for me to listen to and it feels like modernising governance and is great for sharing experience.

Liner5107 ,

Great Topic

Really enjoyed listening to this and could relate to lots of points as a previous governor and current clerk. Thank you

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