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Spotlight on disadvantage: the governing board’s role in spending, monitoring and evaluating the pupil premium

Wednesday, 04 July 2018

NGA has produced a new research report exploring the governing board’s role in spending, monitoring and evaluating the pupil premium.

Since the introduction of the pupil premium in April 2011, little has been done to recognise the role of the governing board in spending the pupil premium and more needs to be done to understand the impact of governance on supporting disadvantaged pupils.


In their own words: lessons learned by multi-academy trusts in their journey since creation

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

NGA has put together a series of rich case studies focused on the experiences of those governing a range of multi-academy trusts (MATs). The lessons they have learned can inform those looking to form or join a MAT by shedding light on the approaches others have found productive and some common barriers to success. 


NGA research exploring headteacher appraisal in English schools

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Taking Headtacher Appriasal Seriously is a research paper written by the NGA.

It explores how schools are currently conducting headteacher appraisal, including the challenges they face and the obstacles they need to overcome to ensure an effective, robust and meaningful process is in place.




International comparisons

Monday, 08 January 2018

Tom Fellows, NGA's research and information officer, analyses the latest OECD report on education.


School leaders’ priorities

Monday, 30 October 2017

Nick McKenzie analyses the results of the fourth annual Browne Jacobson/ASCL survey of executive leaders.


Improving Governance

Monday, 30 October 2017

Fay Holland, NGA's Policy and Information Officer, looks at what governors and trustees can learn from Ofsted’s recent report


New research from the National Foundation for Educational Research

Friday, 28 April 2017

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has published two new pieces of research. The first looks at the “latest available performance data” to gain a deeper understanding of the issues faced by the regional schools commissioners including the capacity of multi-academy trusts. The second looks into the factors which influence headteacher retention based on school workforce census data and interviews with headteachers.


Social Mobility Commission: low income pupils’ progress at secondary school

Friday, 03 March 2017

The Social Mobility Commission has published new research into “the barriers to progress that low income pupils face at secondary school”.


An international perspective on the performance of high performing pupils from different backgrounds

Friday, 10 February 2017

The Sutton Trust, in collaboration with University College London’s Institute of Education and Education Datalab, has produced a report looking at how the socio-economic gap affects “high attaining” students across the 35 Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) countries.

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