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Mar
17

Whose is the power? Whose is the vision?

Friday, 17 March 2017, with 1 comments

Emma Knights discusses the extent to which it has handed over power in the schools system to governing boards. 

Feb
09

Guest blog: "The choice I have to make is an immoral one"

Thursday, 09 February 2017, with 26 comments

A guest blog by Claire Carter, reflecting on her experience as a school governor in 2017

Jan
27

Seven year itch? Not on your life

Friday, 27 January 2017, with 1 comments

Chief Exectuive Emma Knights reflects on her seven years at NGA.  "I never expected to still be here in 2017."

Jan
06

Financial Challenges – we need to remain optimistic

Friday, 06 January 2017, with 2 comments

Emma Knights, Chief Executive of the NGA, talks about remaining optimistic in the face of growing funding challenges and the practical actions we can all take to make the case for more funding.

Dec
16

Tis a season of good cheer…and generosity

Friday, 16 December 2016, with 0 comments

Emma Knights, Chief Executive of the National Governors' Association, blogs about yesterday's report published by Ofsted on the challenges of governance. She thanks the 300,000 school governors and trustees across England, but ponders why there is so little appreciation shown by the sector for their immense contribution.