About the APPG

Notice: The APPG is not active at present.


Welcome to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Governance and Leadership. The APPG aims to provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss the issues affecting governance in the education sector.


Chair: Neil Carmichael MP                          Vice Chair: Lucy Powell MP

Lilian Greenwood MP, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, Mike Wood MP


"[The] formation of the APPG for Education Governance and Leadership and the work of the National Governance Association have both ensured that education governance has remained high on the education policy agenda” - Lord Nash, October 2015

How to get involved

Attendance at meetings is by prior arrangement. We encourage members of the education sector to attend although priortiy is given to parliamentarians. If you're a school governor or trustee and want your MP to engage with school leadership and governance, please Write To Them.     

If you would like to get in touch with the secretariat, email: education.governance.appg@nga.org.uk 

Disclaimer: This is not an official website of the House of Commons  or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House of its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.



Latest meeeting:
The National Funding Formula: a fairer share of not enough?

A meeting of the APPG on School Governance and Leadership took place in London on 23 February 2017. The theme of the meeting was school funding. The Department for Education has published the second stage of the consultation on the national funding formula (NFF), and many governing boards and school leaders are concerned about the level of funding at the moment, and the future state of school funding.  The meeting was held on the day Storm Doris caused disruption to rail and road. Nevertheless, 65 people attended including governors, headteachers, school business managers and parents. They travelled from constituencies all over the country.

The meeting will be chaired by Neil Carmichael MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee. Feedback from the meeting was presented to Minister for School Standards, Nick Gibb, by the APPG’s officer MPs.

The APPG aims to provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss the issues affecting governance in the education sector. The topic of discussion will be school funding with focus on the National Funding Formula consultation which is open for comment until March 22 2017.

NGA invites school governors and trustees with concerns about school funding to write to their MP with their case studies. A template for your use can be found here

Copy your letters and case studies to shelby.roberts@nga.org.uk

The BBC have recently expressed an interest in collecting case studies on school funding issues and, with your consent, your stories could be collated for research purposes.

Click here to download the minutes of this meeting


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