1. Exquisite Tweets from @5N_Afzal, @DrMeganCrawford, @HamdonEducation, @NGAMedia, @BelmasOffice, @ModernGovernor, @mm684

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    Naureen

  2. @5N_Afzal introduces our hashtag #belmasgov for our discussions on who governs our schools

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  3. Governance performs another function; a broader role in democracy @UKpolicywatch #BELMASgov

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    Naureen

  4. Tony Breslin on the role of school governance in lifelong learning & community development/engagement. #Belmasgov

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  5. There's tension between achievement & inclusion and governance is the link #belmasgov

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    Naureen

  6. #BELMASgov what’s the balance between achievements and inclusion, asks Tony Breslin

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  7. @UKpolicywatch thinks governance & trusteeship is a bit of a mystery to many. This made him want to research this area. #belmasgov

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    Naureen

  8. #BELMASgov a scoping study explained - who was on the group?

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  9. Changing nature of parent governors was a consequence of White paper, intended or unintended @UKpolicywatch #belmasgov

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    Naureen

  10. Tension between local Governing bodies and Central MAT trustees - intentional or planned?#BELMASgov

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  11. Shout out to Emma and @NGAMedia by @UKpolicywatch for their help and support #belmasgov

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    Naureen

    The questions that the expert group looked at #belmasgov

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    We need to know what non-school based stuff do governors do. They bring in social capital etc. We need to know this before changing governance. #belmasgov

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    Naureen

  12. Delighted to be at the BELMAS research interest group on governing and governance. First up, Tony Breslin @UKpolicywatch and his RSA commissioned research: "Who governs our schools?" #belmasgov

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    NGA school gov'nce

  13. It seems to @UKpolicywatch that many become governors when their children join schools and then go onto other community based things. If we move away from this type of governance then we may lose this. #belmasgov

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    Naureen

  14. @UKpolicywatch asks whether participants in LG Boards go on 2activism in the community? Would be an interesting research project?#BELMASgov

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  15. @UKpolicywatch personally finds governance which is more difficult more rewarding. #belmasgov

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    Naureen

    We need to talk about governance training for all rather than governor training. When we talk about governor training then we perpetuate the story that we are amateurs says @UKpolicywatch #belmasgov

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    Naureen

    Good schools are embedded in communities and governors help in this embedding. #belmasgov

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    There isn't enough training for heads about governors and for governors about pressures of being a head. @UKpolicywatch #belmasgov

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  16. Tony Breslin explores how we can have governance that has "expertise, impact and engagement" as well as "connectedness" with their school and community. #BELMASgov

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    NGA school gov'nce

  17. #BELMASgov Absolutely critical is the need to train professional staff - including heads - in the roles AND IMPORTANCE of governance.

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    Hamdon Education

  18. Having governance as part of L&M in @Ofstednews framework makes it explicit that governance is part of school leadership which is good says @UKpolicywatch. I agree #belmasgov

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  19. We need to push for governance literacy across the board says @UKpolicywatch Audience member says his partner doing PGCE only knows about governance because he tells her. #belmasgov

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    Governance should be thought of and not treated as an afterthought or add on says @UKpolicywatch #belmasgov

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  20. #BELMASgov debate to be had on “ what is an expert.” Are we losing contextual knowledge?

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    Megan Crawford

  21. Missing today's Governing and Governance RIG event? Follow #BELMASgov to keep up to date.

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  22. Tony Breslin: "building on the locally contextualized knowledge of parents, staff, students and members of the local community is not a block on good governance". #BELMASgov

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    NGA school gov'nce

  23. If you can't find experts in some communities then we need to 1. look harder 2. nurture those who do join. This goes towards increasing inclusion. @UKpolicywatch #belmasgov

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    Naureen

    Headline 5: On one level we are getting schools to collaborate & may have some positives but need to understand impact of moving governance upstream @UKpolicywatch #belmasgov

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    When looking at MATs we mustn't ignore the different nature of line management of heads. @UKpolicywatch #belmasgov

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  24. Are governance reforms making recruitment of Heads more difficult?#belmasgov

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  25. The current heads, DH thinking of becoming heads may not like the new system of their line management in MATs (no longer kings of their kingdom) which may make headship unattractive. #belmasgov

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    Naureen

    The new system of line management of heads in MATs may be attractive to next generation of heads as it may feel less lonely. #belmasgov

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  26. My next book, I think, will be called "The Decapitation of Headship". Or has someone written it? #BELMASgov

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    C Webb FRSA @DrCWebbBAPhD
    Sounds like Dubai. Heads lower than exec principals, and board of directors.

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  28. @UKpolicywatch expands on this topic at moderngovernor.com/who-governs-ou… #BELMASgov

    Naureen @5N_Afzal
    The current heads, DH thinking of becoming heads may not like the new system of their line management in MATs (no longer kings of their kingdom) which may make headship unattractive. #belmasgov

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  29. That mat depend on if they understand the structural differences in MATs. #belmasgov

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    Martin Matthews

  30. Many problems in various sectors are due to poor governance & charismatic chief executives. Governance of schools & other sectors can learn a lot from each other. #BELMASgov

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  31. Tony Breslin outlines that schools can learn a lot from other sectors (and vice versa), particularly the problems that arise from a combination of weak governance and charasmatic leadership. #BELMASgov

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  32. Is the fact that we aren't diverse down to the fact that we aren't paid to govern? @UKpolicywatch wants us to think of this. #BELMASgov

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    Naureen

    @UKpolicywatch do we talk about public speaking, where to sit in a meeting to make your contribution etc in governor training? #belmasgov

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    Naureen

    Charities need to keep an eye on the balance sheet. Schools which need help are more likely to be in financial difficulties so does the academy system works if we look at it this way because of need to look to numbers rather than children? #belmasgov

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    C Webb FRSA @DrCWebbBAPhD
    Yes, but ethical, values based leadership required, probably following a third sector business model with less hierarchy and more facilitating, enabling management styles. Less flashy car business men at the top and more Nelson Mandela, kofi Annan and Antonio Gutierrez types

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  33. Real life of multiple accountabilities for Governing Boards #belmasgov

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  34. Are Durand, Wakefield outliers or examples of systemic failure asks @HamdonEducation #BELMASgov

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    Naureen

    Is there a case for paying governors in areas of deprivation and low achievement so loss of earnings etc are covered? Another question posed by @UKpolicywatch #BELMASgov

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    @NGAMedia looking at question of heads in MATs. There are examples where ad for Head of school hasn't had much interest but re-advertised as Heafteacher has. #BELMASgov

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    Naureen

    Q asked of audience. What for you is at core of governor development? Ans: Knowledge of org, soft skills, relationships, non-exec role, induction, perf management of govs, training around Policy & other changes. #belmasgov

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  35. Knowledge of the subject would also help. We have to know the "rules" to ensure we operate legally and know the full range of options to do the best for the children. #belmasgov

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    Martin Matthews

  36. @DrMeganCrawford chairs a MAT and makes the point that the work involved is a lot & in other sectors it's a paid position #BELMASgov

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    Ariana Yakas @ArianaYakas
    Our experience has been different. Some liking the fact that they can develop as senior leaders within a supportive environment. Maybe coz we are small MAT?

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    Naureen

    Hearing from Andy Allen about his study. #belmasgov

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    Ariana Yakas @ArianaYakas
    Oh my do I second that! My experience too. Feel though that many are not listening and feel need to shut down this type of discussion quickly ☹️

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    Naureen

    Cooperative model. You have to actively become a part of the member group #belmasgov

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    Issues kept from community on basis of confidentiality may be the issues you do need to tell them about. Andy Allen #belmasgov

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  37. #BELMASgov Fascinating stuff from Andy Allen's DBA thesis, & the nearest to a democratic model of governance. Thanks, Andy,

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    Hamdon Education

    On the way home from an intriguing day at the BELMAS Governance RIG. Thanks Ron Hill and all #BELMASgov

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  38. Really enjoyed today's @BelmasOffice Governance RIG meeting. Loved hearing @UKpolicywatch talk about his report & the discussions that followed. #belmasgov

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