January 2016 - Ofsted call for evidence on governance

In January 2016 the National Governors' Association (NGA) submitted evidence to Ofsted on the subject of school governance. 

Questions included:

  • What are the main challenges of being a governor or trustee in an increasingly diverse education system?
  • What skills and experience do governors and trustees need to perform their increasingly important role?
  • To what extent is regular and relevant training for governors important? What training should be mandatory for governors and trustees?
  • Who should hold governors and trustees to account for the decisions that they make and the actions that they take?
  • Has the time now arrived to make provision for paid governance? If so, why?
  • To what extent are external reviews of governance an effective tool for improving standards?

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*Amended version uploaded 12/02/2016

Published: 05/02/2016
Last Updated: 12/02/2016, by Sam Henson

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