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When can I start the programme?
Yes. The NGA will provide programmes in every region of England.
NGA is working with partners across England to run cohorts in all regions. If there are no cohorts in your area please register your interest and state your preferred location (e.g. Birmingham and Coventry; within 20 miles of Manchester) and we will be in touch with further details of your closest cohorts.
Yes, if you or your board are not eligible to receive funding from the Department for Education but would like to pay for your place you are welcome to do so. Please register your interest and we will be in touch when we have a cohort in your area.
In order to confirm whether you are eligible for funding NGA will need to collect some data about you and the board(s) you provide clerking services to, to send to the Department for Education.
You will need:
You will also need to provide details of who will pay the £75 fee; you will need the name of the individual (and if applicable, the organisation) the invoice should be addressed to; and a phone number, email address and postal address.
Yes. To begin the programme, you will need to be a clerk with at least 3 months experience and be associated with a school, as there is a school based project included in the programme.
We have cohorts currently avaliable for our Development for Clerks programmes. The first cohorts will start in March/April 2018. Please click here to see all the cohorts currently avaliable. If there are no cohorts avaliable in your area please register your interest and we will be in touch when we have a cohort in your area.
In order to confirm whether you are eligible for funding NGA will need to collect some data about you and your board to send to the Department for Education.
o The Headteacher/ principal/ CEO or another member of the board
o A National Leader of Governance (NLG) or other external governance expert with regular contact with the board
o From the Local Authority, a local Teaching School Alliance, or a Department for Education Adviser or Regional Schools Commissioner regional office official.
To apply for a place on the Development for Chairs or Development for Boards programme, you need to be registered on the Get Information About Schools website and have a Governor ID number.
Check whether your school has registered you on the Get Information About Schools website by searching for your name here: https://www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/?SelectedTab=Governors
If your name and school appear in the results, click on the ‘download these search results’ option at the top right of the screen and follow the instructions. Once you have downloaded the results, you will be able to see your Governor ID number against your name and school in column C.
If you do not appear in this search, you have not been registered on the website by your school. You will need to contact your school administrator and ask them to register you – they will then be able to provide you with your Governor ID number. The DfE have provided a User Guide that should aid them in doing this.
We have cohorts currently avaliable for our Development for Chairs programme.The first cohorts will start in March/April 2018. Please click here to see all the cohorts currently avaliable. If there are no cohorts avaliable in your area please register your interest and we will be in touch when we have a cohort in your area.
The Opportunity areas are part of the government’s national plan for dealing with social mobility through education.
The 12 opportunity areas are:
Before you apply you should check that your board is eligible above.
To register for a funded place on the Development for Boards Programme please click here. If there are no cohorts avaliable in your area for your chair you can still apply and we will allocate your chair a cohort when it becomes avaliable.