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The Governor Development and Support Module

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About This Module

The role of school governor is an essential strategic position in the drive for school improvement and the partnership between governance and senior teams in schools has never been more important.

The Governor Development and Support module has been co-designed with experts in school governance to help you in your role as a new or more experienced governor. The module is designed to provide you with an overview of what is known about effective governance and is supplemented with real-life examples and case studies from practicing governors from our Teach First community.

Experts in school governance (National Leaders of Governance) will support you through our discussion board where you will be able to ask questions, share practice ideas and seek advice in a safe environment.

This module is delivered by educational experts from both within Teach First and further afield. There will also be a variety of tasks for you to complete along the way. The module contains video footage, so please enable sound on your device.

Module Staff

Kyle Bailey is a practicing governor and curriculum designer and facilitator at Teach first. He has two years experience as Chair of Governors at a TF-eligible school.

The module features a number of experts in school governance presenting via video and also via our interactive online forum.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the module?

You will first be required to register an account on the Teach FirstX platform. Just follow this link. Please ensure you register an account on the Teach FirstX platform.

What web browser should I use?

See our list of supported browsers for the most up-to-date information. We recommend using Google Chrome for the best user experience. The TeachFirstX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 9 and above.

Can I use an app?

You can download the Teach FirstX app, although we recommend the course activities are completed on your desktop for the best user experience.

Do I need to be a governor to take part?

No, this module will provide you with information to support you prior to taking on a governor role as well as new and more experienced governors.

Will I need to access any documents from my school?

This is not necessary, however you may find it useful to refer to your school development plan, Ofsted report and performance data such as the FFT data dashboard.