Category Archives: Various (songs)

When a child’s run down

See other campaigns …. Update on January 13th  – there is now a working light! Hurrah! ……… This song is dedicated to both Cheshire East Highways and Scottish Power. I hope that they will be able to work together to … Continue reading

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Winning a Gold Star

Would you like to win a gold star? Carry plaudits home in a jar? And be better off than you are – or would you rather get a four? A four is the judgement that you don’t want to seek … Continue reading

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In praise of the NGA

Oh, yes – feel the love each February 14th …… Wanting a warm, meaningful and supportive partnership? Looking for someone you can depend on, who really understands your needs, and who can offer you something special? Are you making the … Continue reading

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Haiku Calendar for 2011

January 2011 Review to take place of National Curriculum: Call for Evidence February 2011 First Munro report on child protection matters shifts safeguarding focus March 2011 Targets for Year 5 no longer have to be set by each December April … Continue reading

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The Bare Necessities of Clerks

Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities, Forget about the Ofsted grades and marks. Prepare, record and now advise The governing body organise – They are the bare necessities of clerks! When you need to flag up what … Continue reading

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I’m a governor

  We called up the head: at the meeting we said, Now look, we will give you one chance! We want the key data, to be sent out no later Than the statutory week in advance. We told him we … Continue reading

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WHISK

A way to focus your school-governing thoughts, shown here in haiku form* …. W What is our main aim? Where are we up to so far? What’s holding us back? H How will we fix this? Are there any hindrances? Have … Continue reading

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Wholly Right?

The first part of the NGA’s eight elements of good governance is having the right people round the table. That means those with the necessary skills and experience, or with a readiness to learn about what is expected from governance. … Continue reading

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Deliberations and Delegations!

Deliberations and delegations! It’s time to set up each committee that you need There is no de/fence, the terms of ref’rence Must by law each year be formally agreed. So will the finance, staffing and re/sources committee Be given rights … Continue reading

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The Skype Vote Song

Heed the advice you get from your clerk; Laws they will clarify. “But for your help, we’d be in the dark – Thank you!” the governors cry. We’re in the room, ready to start But we’re still missing folk. If they’re … Continue reading

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