As the pool of eligible school leaders diminishes, governors have a pivotal part to play in securing the best possible successive leadership for schools and opportunities for children. Recruiting and selecting a headteacher is arguably the most important task governors can undertake.
Future Leaders is a leadership development programme that aims to address this leadership shortage, as well as educational disadvantage, by developing a new generation of exceptional leaders for challenging schools.
Each year a new cohort of talented and committed individuals are intensively trained, coached, and mentored specifically towards becoming a Deputy Head the following year and a headteacher after four years. There are now over 350 Future Leaders working in at least 200 schools in challenging circumstances across the UK.
Effective leadership is at the heart of every good school and a strong headteacher, backed by an able leadership team and governing body is vital for success.
Reach’s unique service has been bringing organisations and skilled volunteers together for almost 30 years. A small organisation, we work with voluntary groups throughout the UK and with thousands of skilled volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. Last year we placed 1,100 skilled volunteers in 700 organisations across the UK. In any one year over 10,000 groups benefit from the expertise that a Reach volunteer offers.
Modern Governor is a suite of 23 online modules covering topics from Becoming a School Governor to Understanding School Finance. It has been designed to help school governors develop their skills through e-learning at a time, place and pace that suits their needs.
If you would like free guest access to Modern Governor modules to evaluate their content or if you would like to discuss how Modern Governor can help make your training budget work harder, please visit www.moderngovernor.com, call 0207 101 9383 or email:
Putting the social mobility of young people at the heart of its service, the Foundation engages uniquely with students at an individual level to build confidence, raise aspirations and develop key employability skills.
CMI the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. We have more than 86,000 members. We are the only chartered body in the UK that awards management and leadership qualifications, we set the standards that others must follow.
If you’re a manager that means when you join the CMI you’re making a statement about your standards and determination to continue to develop your management skills. If you’re an employer that means your organisation will be able to draw on our experience of helping to get the best out of managers.
School Governors’ One-Stop Shop has now entered into an agreement with the Chartered Management Institute to offer managers they have recruited as school governors the opportunity to translate the skills that governors acquire into professional recognition. As an SGOSS recruited governor you can save up to £90 on the usual CMI joining fee and become a member from just £118. You can also save £200 in obtaining the coveted Chartered Manager award, the only accolade that proves your impact in business.
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The National College works to develop and support great leaders of schools, academies and early years settings so they can make a positive difference to children's lives. We do this by:
• Bringing on the next generation of headteachers and other senior leaders to ensure great leadership for our schools, academies and children's centres now and in the future
• Providing a range of leadership programmes and support that give leaders the opportunity to be the best they can be
• Harnessing the skills and energy of the best leaders so that they can drive improvement beyond their own schools and organisations.
• Developing training and support for chairs of governors
The Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. Our aim has always been to deliver the right information at the right time to careers advisers and job seekers. All of which we provide to education and our other user groups for free.
Our case study films show real people doing real jobs, giving viewers insight into careers across all sectors and helping them to find the right career. We also have a number of free careers publications and initiatives throughout the year, including our Results Day Rescue Packs and National Careers Week
For our latest news, films and resources visit us at www.careersbox.co.uk where you can sign up to our free Film Club newsletter and follow us on twitter @careersbox too.
Think Productive workshops include:
- Getting Your Inbox to Zero
- Email Etiquette
- How to Get Things Done
- Making Meetings Magic
- Smells Like Team Spirit
- How to be a Productivity Ninja
In today’s digital and fast-paced world, conventional ‘time management’ training is useless: 20 years behind the times, with out-dated models that assume that time is actually the thing that needs to be managed. The approach at Think Productive is more fundamental, and the focus is on improving performance in a tangible way. The team of Productivity Ninjas work practically to develop better habits and behaviours, and focus on helping people to manage their attention. Their workshops not only give people tools, but also follow through with ‘at-desk coaching’, by sitting at people’s desks and helping them figure out the best ways of working for them.
A network of schools which provides information, insight, guidance, support and services to its members and acts as a representative, champion and influential voice for autonomous schools.
The only national association that expressly represents the interests and views of self-governing schools (foundation, foundation with trust, voluntary-aided and academies). Our members from across the country are based in primary, secondary and special self-governing schools and academies and include Headteachers, members of school leadership teams, Business Managers, Governors, Clerks and Company Secretaries.
Contribute to emerging policies through representation on key groups, for example - Ministerial Advisory Group, National Employers’ Organisation for School Teachers, School Funding Implementation Group, Advisory Group on Governance, Education Funding Agency and regular access to Government Ministers.
Encourage professional dialogue with colleagues from all over the country through our:
- •Regular conferences with distinguished speakers
- •Website, with monthly legal briefings provided by Stone King Solicitors
- •Academy Magazine and FASNA Newsletters
- •Commitment to support member schools to make their own links and networks
Influence partnership and practice through strategic alliances, for example National College for School Leadership, Independent Academies Association, National Association of School Business Managers, Place Group (Procurement services).
Supporting schools during and after academy conversion process through consultancy support and regular training seminars
Annual Subscription per School (Direct Debit)
Secondary £250 + VAT Primary and Special £100 + VAT
Contact one of our team who will ensure your membership queries are answered.
If a group of schools wish to join together, please contact us to explore whether reduced membership rates may apply.