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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.
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.
Monday, 08 January 2018
Tom Fellows, NGA's research and information officer, analyses the latest OECD report on education.
Monday, 30 October 2017
Nick McKenzie analyses the results of the fourth annual Browne Jacobson/ASCL survey of executive leaders.
Fay Holland, NGA's Policy and Information Officer, looks at what governors and trustees can learn from Ofsted’s recent report
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.
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”.
Friday, 10 February 2017
The Department for Education has published a new research paper – ‘Formal school interventions in England: cost and effectiveness’ – following a recommendation by the Public Accounts Committee in January 2015.
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.
Friday, 06 January 2017
On 28 December 2016, the social mobility commission released a report exploring the transition from school to the workplace amongst several types of pupil group. In particular, the commission was interested in why White British males are less likely to be unemployed, and have more social mobility options, than females and those who are Black or from an Asian Muslim background.