Jo Penn

Jo Penn

Jo has over ten years experience as a school governor. She currently serves on a Local Authority Primary School Governing Body and the Board of a Secondary Academy. She has also been a member of a Special School Interim Executive Board and Chair of a Foundation School/converter Academy for four years. Jo is a National Leader of Governance offering support to other chairs and governing bodies.
In 2013 Jo co-founded @UkGovchat on Twitter, bringing governors from around the country together in weekly chat sessions for mutual challenge, support and development. She is an occasional blogger at Challenge, Support and All That Jazz
Jo combines her governance activities with her osteopathic practice and position as a Senior Clinical Educator and examiner.

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School Governors: Rising to The Challenge

MFL 2

School Governor responsibilities have grown exponentially in recent years, with increasing scrutiny from both Ofsted and the DfE. Effective governance is key to school success and this session aims to explore how governing boards, as part of a ‘self-improving’ system, can effectively meet the challenge.

Professional learning school governance
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The ever changing Governance Landscape

MFL 2

The new “coasting schools” bill, the pledge to open a further 500 academies by 2020, amongst other changes, have resulted in an increased focus on governance. In these rapidly changing times governance needs to be stronger than ever. The session hopes to explore how these changes will affect governance.

Policy school governance
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 School Governors: Rising to The Challenge

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School Governor responsibilities have grown exponentially in recent years, with increasing scrutiny from both Ofsted and the DfE. Effective governance is key to school success and this session aims to explore how governing boards, as part of a ‘self-improving’ system, can effectively meet the challenge.

Professional learning school governance
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