13 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

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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

    Agenda Item 13 - 10s of Policies, 100s of Pages | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    Agenda Item 13 - 10s of Policies, 100s of Pages | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;
    Writing, Updating and Approving Policies - Which Ones Are Statutory? (See Department for Education website) What Is The Cycle or Schedule for Review and Ratification? Who Has Designated Responsibility / Oversight?Challenge, Congratulate and Influence Change From The Top-Down: How To Approach and Discuss Policies In MeetingsHow Inclusive Are Your Policies? Example of a 25 Year Old Uniform Policy Finally Brought Into The 21st Century, With Equality, Diversity and Inclusion At The Centre (The Student Voice Was Heard)The Purpose, Power and Best Practice of Policies - Do You Read Them? Understand Them? Or Are You Passive With Them?The Use Of Policies In Panels, such as the Behaviour Policy for Exclusions
    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, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link Governor

    ADDITIONAL NOTES

    The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions Limited
    The 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 Limited
    Produced by Onevma Productions 
    Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer

    • 50 min
    Agenda Item 12 - Be 'Lazy' or Make A Change? | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    Agenda Item 12 - Be 'Lazy' or Make A Change? | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;
    What Is Training and  Our Relationship With It? incl. Habits, Confessions, Sharing Best Practice and StrategiesStyles Of Delivery Affect The Learning Process - How Engaging Is The Training? Ensure Relevance, and Measure The Impact of Training (Feedback/Feedforward Opportunities)Timescales - Training Throughout The Academic Year and The Governor Life CycleKnowing The Audience When Creating Training - Be Inclusive and Representative Of Diverse Backgrounds and Society Today!How To Hold Yourself And Your Colleagues Accountable
    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, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link Governor

    ADDITIONAL NOTES

    The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions Limited
    The 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 Limited
    Produced by Onevma Productions 
    Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer

    • 36 min
    Agenda Item 11 - Say It Loud and Proud ... Consistently | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    Agenda Item 11 - Say It Loud and Proud ... Consistently | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    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 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, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link Governor

    ADDITIONAL NOTES

    The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions Limited
    The 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 Limited
    Produced by Onevma Productions 
    Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer

    • 31 min
    Agenda Item 10 - Move Out? Move On. Move Forward! | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    Agenda Item 10 - Move Out? Move On. Move Forward! | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    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 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, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link Governor

    ADDITIONAL NOTES

    The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions Limited
    The 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 Limited
    Produced by Onevma Productions 
    Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer

    • 25 min
    Agenda Item 09 - The Great Debate: Team Virtual or Team In Person | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    Agenda Item 09 - The Great Debate: Team Virtual or Team In Person | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    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 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, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link Governor

    ADDITIONAL NOTES

    The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions Limited
    The 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 Limited
    Produced by Onevma Productions 
    Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer

    • 42 min
    Agenda Item 08 - Portals, Plugs and Pet Peeves | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    Agenda Item 08 - Portals, Plugs and Pet Peeves | #TheGovernorsPodcast

    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 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, Safeguarding Link Governor and Diversity and Inclusion Link Governor

    ADDITIONAL NOTES

    The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions Limited
    The 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 Limited
    Produced by Onevma Productions 
    Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer

    • 37 min

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