New School Year - New Website and New Governance Products!

Updated: Sep 10, 2018

Welcome back!  

It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the summer break. I can’t help but ponder over the speed that the years seem to pass now - and how summer was over in a blink.

As a governance organisation, Insight to Impact has evolved over the last 16 months, and during that time has done some remarkable work that I am immensely proud of.

Shaping Governance® has to be up there as one of our best achievements. Created with schools to support governors and trustees to develop the skills, confidence, and knowledge they need to govern more effectively and to make more of an impact. We have worked with 27 schools (324 governors) and the feedback from every single school is positive. I had great fun in producing an infographic that can help everyone understand the real value that Shaping Governance® had - I hope you find it interesting.

As Insight to Impact has evolved, so has the need to reassess what we do and how we can help school governors and charity trustees in even better ways.

Today we are launching our new website (don't worry the web address is the same), which better encapsulates what we do, and the difference we have been making with schools. Whilst there are some old favourites in there, like training and development and external reviews of governance, we have also been busy over the summer creating new and exciting products that we are launching alongside the website. These include:

Shaping Governance® for SIAMS - a new take on our award-winning Shaping Governance® Toolkit, and is set to prepare Church of England Schools for the new SIAMS Inspection Framework from this month. The toolkit will help governors to explore how they meet the criteria within the new framework, as well as Identify areas of excellence or where improvements are needed. Shaping Governance® for SIAMS is a thorough and proactive evaluation that will stand schools’ in good stead for the new inspections.

Governance Superpowers - a guide for Senior Leaders - is a fun and interactive workshop that new and aspiring headteachers can use to get to understand governance, and prepare them for working alongside governors in the future. Focusing on relationships and superpowers our lighthearted approach helps senior leaders to understand the mechanics of governance and how to work more effectively with governing boards.

We hope you find the new website and products helpful. Please get in touch we'd love to hear what you think.

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