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POSTPONED: School governance honoured at national awards

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Governing boards and clerks from around the country will attend an awards ceremony at the House of Commons on where the winners of NGA's Outstanding Governance Awards 2017 will be presented by the Rt Hon. David Laws.


NGA statement following last night's terrorist attack in Manchester

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

A statement from NGA's chief executive, following last night's terrorist attack in Manchester. 


2017 General Election: NGA’s priorities

Friday, 28 April 2017

In preparation for the general election on 8 June we are publishing some of our priorities and asking politicians to consider these as they campaign.


Clerking Competency Framework published

Friday, 21 April 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) has today published a Clerking Competency Framework – new non-statutory guidance setting out the competencies required to deliver professional clerking to school governing boards and multi academy trusts.


NGA responds to Justine Greening's speech

Thursday, 13 April 2017

The NGA comments on a speech made today by the Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening. 


New recruitment guide ‘The right people around the table’ published

Friday, 31 March 2017

A new recruitment guide has been published today for the Inspiring Governance service. ‘The right people around the table’ is a practical guide designed to help school governors and trustees plan and carry out recruitment and induction.


National Governors’ Association changes name to National Governance Association

Friday, 31 March 2017

The Charity Commission has given NGA the go-ahead to change its name. The National Governors’ Association has officially become the National Governance Association after its members voted on it at their annual general meeting last November.


We need ethical as well as effective governance, says NGA Chief Executive

Thursday, 30 March 2017

School governors and trustees in England should be asking school leaders more searching questions about ‘disappearing pupils’ according to the chief executive of the National Governors’ Association, Emma Knights.


DfE does not understand the financial pressure facing schools, say MPs

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A committee of MPs has warned that the Department for Education (DfE) does not seem to understand the financial pressure facing schools - the most significant since the mid-1990s - and is not in a position to act swiftly where cuts threaten the quality of pupils’ education.


BBC governance survey reveals planned cuts in teachers and support staff

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The BBC has today published the results of an exclusive survey of more than a thousand NGA members. The survey looked at the decisions being made to try and manage the unprecedented financial pressure facing schools, and what the consequences of those decisions will be for teachers and pupils.

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