NGA blog

Welcome to the NGA blog where we want to stimulate debates and provoke your thoughts and opinions on all things governance. Members can login to read and post comments. If you're not a member, please feel free to drop us an email! Our contact details are all online.

Jan
06

Financial Challenges – we need to remain optimistic

Friday, 06 January 2017, with 1 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.

Nov
11

It’s Trustees’ Week: learning from each other

Friday, 11 November 2016, with 0 comments

In the run up to Trustees Week 2016, we’ve been thinking about how schools can learn from trusteeship as practiced in the third sector. 

Oct
21

Let’s be open minded when we consider who we employ to lead our schools

Friday, 21 October 2016, with 0 comments

Emma Knights considers the new research published by the Centre for High Performance, which should give governing boards hiring and rewarding school leaders in England pause for thought. 

Oct
20

Onwards and upwards? The rise of executive pay

Thursday, 20 October 2016, with 5 comments

NGA's Deputy Chief Executive, Gillian Allcroft, considers the state of executive pay in Education