Governors E-Learning (GEL) and Modern Governor are e-learning platforms for School Governors in the UK. From April 2012, Kent Governor Services are offering GEL and Modern Governor as part of the Governor Services Package 1. If your school buys into this package, GEL is something you and your governors can access for free. The online learning very nicely supports the face to face training and other support provided by Kent Governor Services, so that the maximum support is available to all school governors and clerks across the County.
GEL and Modern Governor are also available to purchase separately in the ‘pay as you go’ Package 2.
Governors E-Learning (GEL)
GEL is an on-line learning experience providing school governors with a flexible way to access information and training to contribute towards effective governance. It provides high quality and accurate learning in the form of learning modules, supporting documents and hot topics.
Modern Governor has been developed by Learning Pool in partnership with a range of school governance experts, experienced School Governors and the National Governors’ Association.
Valuable Lessons - Improving economy and efficiency in schools
The Audit Commission have published a useful Finance guide for School Governors. It is concise, easy to read and has suggestions for the sort of financial questions governors should be asking to ensure as much money as possible is spent on improving outcomes for children.