Updates

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Thinking Governance is updated twice a year, in Spring and in Autumn.

In the 2019 update package, the following changes were made:

  • The programme is now available in a version for non-Church schools – please click here for more on that. Module 1 is adapted for non-Church schools, but the other modules are the same for Church and non-Church schools
  • A number of the supporting videos have been updated and re-filmed – to take account of some recent changes
  • A new handout has been added to the download packages for Modules 3 and 4 – titled ‘Completing the columns’, it gives additional help in completing the strategic plan template
  • The whole web site has been updated as needed – to ensure consistency following recent updates

In the 2018 update package, the following changes were made:

  • The inclusion of key elements from the Church of England’s Vision for Education– into the Module 1 card set, meaning that governors have the opportunity to choose to carry these elements through to the end of the programme should they wish to
  • The inclusion of key elements from the new SIAMS schedule – into the Module 1 card set, meaning that governors have the opportunity to choose to carry these elements through to the end of the programme should they wish to
  • A number of amends to the content of Modules 3 and 4– to clarify some issues, and to simplify others
  • A series of edits to the video clips– to maintain alignment with other programme changes
  • Two new video clips from Nigel Genders– on the Vision for Education and on the SIAMS
  • The introduction of an ‘Updates’ website navigation tab– to allow users to check when the last update was, what it included and when the next one is scheduled

The next Thinking Governance update is scheduled for Spring 2020