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The Governors' Podcast

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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 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 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, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governor's Podcast launched in February 2021 The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe 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 LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
10-05-2022
36 mins
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 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, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governor's Podcast launched in February 2021 The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe 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 LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
04-04-2022
48 mins
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 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, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governor's Podcast launched in February 2021 The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe 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 LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
02-03-2022
50 mins
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 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, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governor's Podcast launched in February 2021 The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe 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 LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
09-02-2022
36 mins
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 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, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governor's Podcast launched in February 2021 The Governors' Podcast is a brand of Education Governance Solutions LimitedThe 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 LimitedProduced by Onevma Productions Theme Music by Hertz Beats, UK Producer
26-01-2022
37 mins
Agenda Item 21 - Seeing Double! Kickstarting 2022 with Vision? | #TheGovernorsPodcast
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;"NEW YEAR, NEW ....." What's The Difference Between a School's Mission, Ethos, Vision, Purpose, Intent/Identity and Values? (Reference: Leigh Cowan 2019's MEVPIV) and The Increasing Importance of Embedding ESG = Environmental, Social and GovernanceThinking of the Lifespan Of The Child What We Can Do, As Governors, To Support Schools With Goal-Setting: Using The MUST, the SHOULDs and the COULDs Model (Reference: Dr. Karl George MBE) How The Generational Shifts in Students and Their Parents Will Influence and Could Impact The Schools They Choose In The Next 5-10 Years - Strategically Selecting Where You Become A GovernorUsing Feedback to Feedforward (ie. Looking At Entries and Exits Differently)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, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Link GovernorADDITIONAL NOTESThe Governor's Podcast launched in February 2021 The 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
12-01-2022
1 hr 1 min
Agenda Item 20 - Personalities, Presence, Characteristics and Culture | #TheGovernorsPodcast
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;What Is Your/Others’ Personality Types? How well do you know and understand yourself, first?Addressing Diversity In Its Broadest SenseHow To Be Engaged In Different Meeting Setups (Cameras On vs Cameras Off)Understanding The Characteristics Around The Table In Governance (Dr Karl George MBE) Culture Shifts With Every Little Change We appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.Wishing you all a happy and healthy festive season. See you in the New Year 2022.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, and Equality, 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
15-12-2021
41 mins
Agenda Item 19.2 - Vice Chairs: Stepping Up or Sitting Back? (PART 2) | #TheGovernorsPodcast
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;What Is The True Purpose of a Vice Chair? - Attendance and Apologies In Relation To ChairsManaging Limiting Beliefs Around Self-Nominations and The ‘Courteous’ Process for Nominating Someone Else - Is Change Needed? Do You Have The Confidence To Nominate Someone?The Relationship Between the Chair and Vice-Chair: What’s okay and What’s NOT okay?How To Make Better Use of The Vice Chair Position *Please note that this is Part 2 of 2 around the topic of Chairs and Vice Chairs.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, and Equality, 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
24-11-2021
35 mins
Agenda Item 19.1 - To Chair or Not To Chair? (PART 1) | #TheGovernorsPodcast
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;Considering The Mobility (of lack thereof) of Chairs, ie. Assumed and or Automatic Re-electionsHow The Chair and Vice Chair Duo Can Be Developed For Succession PlanningThe Characteristics and Personalities of Chairs - Is There A Specific / Desirable Profile?Chairs Lead The Board (Strategic Body) but They Are Not The Whole Governance StructureThe Weight of the Role and Responsibilities and Planning Your Route To The Seat  *Please note that this is Part 1 of 2 around the topic of Chairs and Vice Chairs.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, and Equality, 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
17-11-2021
40 mins
Agenda Item 18 - Dear Clerks… Thank You! | #TheGovernorsPodcast
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;Understanding the Clerk’s Role and ResponsibilitiesClerking Is So Much More Than Minute-Taking For Meetings - But Minutes Are Still Very Important, So Please Read Them and Feedback!Developing Professional Relationships Between The Individuals In Governance SpacesBeing The Nucleus - The Truth and Realities Of A Clerk’s Life What Resources Exist To Support Clerks? www.nascc.co.uk - The National Association of School and College Clerks (NASCC)We appreciate you listening to this episode. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast.Note: Our reference to ‘Clerks’ also includes Governance Professionals and Company Secretaries.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, and Equality, 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
20-10-2021
52 mins
Agenda Item 17 - Let’s Audit The Skills Audit | #TheGovernorsPodcast
For today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;The Purpose of The Skills Audit - What Is It and What Does It Include?Does The Skills Audit Truly Reflect The Skills Around The Table? How To Make Our Use of the Skills Audit More Useful - Is Training Required For It?The Limitations of the Skills Audit - Who and What Does It Exclude? Using Case Studies To Highlight The Gaps In The Skills Audit and The Great Impact That A Relevant, Accurate and Regularly Updated Skills Audit Can Have  How To Challenge and Change The Skills Audit To Make It More Fit-For-Purpose in Today’s WorldWe 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
22-09-2021
39 mins
Agenda Item 16 - You’re Not Ofsted!! | #TheGovernorsPodcast
14-09-2021
31 mins
Agenda Item 15 - Anything To Declare? | #TheGovernorsPodcast
To kickstart Season 2 (and the academic year 2021 / 22) in today's Single Item Agenda (episode), we discuss;The Annual Mammoth Task of Coordinating and Completing Paperwork (from Declarations of Interests to Related Party Transaction Forms, DBS checks included?)What Do You Actually Declare On The Forms? Why Is It Important?Examples of Platforms That Support The Management Process, ie. GovernorHubHow Clerks and Governance Professionals Can Influence and Lead in This AreaWhen To Declare A Conflict in a Meeting?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
07-09-2021
37 mins
Agenda Item 14 - Any Other Business Before We Adjourn? (Season Finale) | #TheGovernorsPodcast
27-07-2021
47 mins
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 ExclusionsWe 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
06-07-2021
50 mins
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 AccountableWe 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
30-06-2021
36 mins
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 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
15-06-2021
31 mins
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 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
25-05-2021
25 mins
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 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
18-05-2021
42 mins
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 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
11-05-2021
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