My Wakelet Stories

My Waklelet stories (called Wakes) can be accessed using this link. My Storify stories have also been imported into Waklet and can be accessed using the above link. Links for individul Wakes can be found below.

On exclusions

Rachel G on exclusions

Stuart Lock at #rEDBrum

Panel discussion at#rEDBrum

Summer Turner; Subject communities


The 6 Predictable Failures of Free Schools’: 7 years on Mark Lehain | Interim Director, New Schools Network & Laura McInernery at Festival of Education 2018

So important, we forgot about it: the low-hanging fruit of better school behaviour, and 3 things we need to do to grab it. @tombennett71 at Festival of Education 2018

Keynote session at Festival of Education 2018 by Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards

Finding and reporting the Truth; Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman at Festival of Education 2018

A Vision for State Schools in England: Where Do We Want To Be – And How Are We Going To Get There? Panel discussion at Festival of Education 2018. Chaired by Emma Knights OBE

Academies – asset stripping, profit-making and disempowering? Panel session at Festival of Education 2018. Chaired by Katie Paxton-Dogget

Handling public difficulties – essentials for school leaders and governors ; Ben Verinder at Festival of Education

Prof Becky Allen at Festival of Education

Data, tracking, assessment and governors

The role of the SEN governor

Prof Becky Allen at Headteachers’ Roundtable 2018 

Dame Alison Peacock at Headteachers’ Roundtable Summit 2018

Stephen Tierney’s Opening remarks at #HTRTSUMMIT 2018

Tom Sherrington at Headteachers’ Roundtable Summit 2018

Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP at the Headteachers’ Roundtable 2018

Unveiling of the Hoodinerney Model at #HTRT Summit

David Benson, Head Kensington Aldridge Academy at Headteachers’ Roundtable Summit 2018

Sir David Carter at Headteachers’ Roundtable 2018

Laura McInerney at Headteachers Roundtable Summit 2018

Geoff Barton at the Headteachers’ Roundtable Summit 2018

ICSA Academy Governance Workshop

BELMAS Governing and governance in education RIG

United Learning Leadership Conference

NGA Yorkshire and Humber Regional Conference March 2018

FASNA Spring Conference 2018

If you could recommend one paper/article for teachers what would it be?

Keynote by Baroness Estelle Morris at #rEDSTAlbans

Good practice in MAT Governance #BELMASCHAT

Good practice in MAT governance #BELMASChat

NGA’s Clerks’ Conference 14th Feb 2018

What if we really wanted to support schools facing the greatest challenges #IOEDebates

Canadian school governance

Strategic vs Operational

Recruitment and retention: Great thread by Stuart Lock

BELMAS Governance Research Interest Group 30th Nov 2017

ICSA Acaddemy Conference: Delivering continuous improvement 6th Oct 2017

Governance that works for everyone Octavo Conference Oct 2017 Click here

NGA South West Regional Conference  April 2017 Click here

NGA’s First Clerk’s Conference Click here

Kyra development Day 16 Click here

NGA Annual Conference Manchester 2016 Click here

The Role of Local Governing Bodies Click here

HMCI Review of high performing MATs (Oct 2016) Click here

The ICSA Academy Governance Conference 4th Oct 2016 Click here

NGA Regional Conference, Sheffield, 1st Oct 2016 Click here

Free Access to Research Journals Click here

What parents want from schools Click here

NGA South East Regional Conference Click here

A practioner’s perspective to becoming a MAT; Dr Megan Crawford Click here

BELMAS Race Leadership Research Interest Group Click here

NGA Annual Conference 14th Nov 2015  Click here

Politics in Education Conference 2nd Nov 2015 Click here

Why Teach; LKMCo Report Click here

Joining the Dots; Driver Youth Trust Report Click here

Five big policy challenges for the next government Click here

Foxy thinking; how to embrace ignorance and learn to love uncertainity; David Didau Clcik here

Research Literacy, Literacy Research; Tom Sherington Click here

Gender Equity in Science; Carol Davenport Click here

Hope over fear, John Tomsett Click here

What works for one may not work for all; Laura McInerney Click here

Ofsted Common Inspection Framework Final version of documents Clcik here

Academies Financial Handbook 2015

The Sunday Times Festival of Education 2015

Grindon Hall

Budgets; forecasts and approval

Coasting Schools

NGA London Regional Meeting 18th April 2015

TeachMeet London 1st April 2015

ResearchEd Cambridge 14th March 2015

School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) 25th Report

Mandatory training for governors

Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College. Financial troubles and lessons to be learnt.

Improving governance-what makes the difference? Training session delivered by HMI’s

Is it time to trust teachers to succeed? London Festival of Education 2015

Doing the knowledge: How should children learn in schools? London Festival of Education 2015

Managing behaviour. London Festival of Education 2015

What’s next for education in London and beyond? London Festival of Education 2015

Lord Nash speaks about governance at the NCOGS/LGA Conference (10th Feb 2015)

Manchester Governors’ Annual Conference (8th Feb 2015)

Sean Harford answers questions posed by The Key

Ofsted Annual Report 2014

Academies Show, Birmingham 26th Nov 2014

NGA Annual Conference 15th Nov 2014

A New World of School Governance; BELMAS/NGA Conference 14th Nov 2014

LKMCo Ship-warming 6th Nov 2014

General Teaching Council, Scotland

Governing Schools Conference; an ESRC funded project 23rd Oct 2014

National Coordinator of Governor Services; 9th Oct 2014

Best practice for effective governance: training course

Governors as Directors and Trustees: a Clare Collins Training Course

Bromley Governors Conference 27th Sept 2014

Inspiring Governors Regional Event. Cambridge 17th Sept 2014

Education Select Committee hears further evidence on extremism in schools. This session was held on 2nd Sept 2014 and included evidence from Peter Clarke and Ian Kershaw.

Education Select Committee met on 9th July 2014 to hear Sir Michael Wilshaw’s evidence on “Extremism in schools”.

Strategic and Robust Governance. 19th June 2014. Optimus Education Conference

NGA Summer Conference, London 14th June 2014

Improving the Leadership of Learning. Part of the Great Education Debate organised by NET 5th June 2014.

Inspiring Governors May 2014

NGA Conference for Chairs of Local Associations May 2014

Academies Show 30th April 2014

School workforce data Nov 2013

Governing by Inspection: CCIG Seminar at The Open University 28th March 2014

Cheshire East Governor Support Service’s Conference 28th March 2014

University of Manchester School Governor Network Conference 2014

Governors Annual Conference, Colchester 2014

NGA West Midlands Conference 15th March 2014

Universal Free School Meals

NGA South East Conference, Guildford 1st March 2014

GovernorLive: A Modern Governor Conference in Manchester 27th Feb 2014

London Education Conference 2014. Strength To Strength-Building On Success In London Schools

What is the greatest challenge to good governance?

Performance Related Pay

Accountability, stakeholder and skill based governance

Academies Show Nov 2013

School Business Managers

Developing Strategic and robust governance; Optimus Conference

Edu Kent Expo Oct 2013

NGA Conference Liverpool 2013

NGA Annual Conference 16th Nov 2013, York

Virtual Governance

NGA Summer Conference 2013

Chair’s Action; When Should the GB be Informed?

Will Paying Governors Result In Better GBs?

Parent Governors

CPD For Governors

Academy Governors: The Basics

Do We Need Staff Governors?

Should Chair of Governors NOT Chair The Finance Committee?