COVID-19: Information sheets for governing boards

Our information sheets contain the latest key messages about how schools should respond to the implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to help school governors and trustees ensure their school or trust is keeping children safe, taking into account the evolving situation.

View our FAQs on the board's role in the re-opening of schools

***NEW releases***
26 May 2020

Information sheet 7 Addendum: The role of governing boards in the safe re-opening of schools

22 May 2020:
Blog: Responsibility and decision making during COVID-19

12 May 2020:
The governing board’s role in the safe opening of schools for more pupils


Download the information sheet 7: The role of governing boards in the safe re-opening of schools – 26 May 2020

Download the information sheet 6: Guidance on carrying out the staffing functions of the governing board – 14 May 2020

Download the appendix to information sheet 6: Guidance on the staffing functions of the governing board  – 14 May 2020

Download the information sheet 5: Supporting schools to deal with bereavement – 30 April 2020

Download the appendix to information sheet 5: Supporting schools to deal with bereavement – 30 April 2020

Download the information sheet number 4: Safeguarding information for governing boards – 2 April 2020

Download the information sheet number 3: Immediate priorities for governing boards – 19 March 2020

Download the information sheet number 2: School closures due to COVID-19 –18 March 2020

Download the information sheet number 1: Your school’s response to COVID-19 – 12 March 2020

COVID-19: Guidance and resources for governing boards

Guidance and practical resources available on continuing the urgent business of the governing board during COVID-19 challenging circumstances and the practicalities of doing so. 

Business continuity and virtual governance

***NEW release***

May 2020: 
Updated guidance on business continuity and holding virtual meetings with FAQs May 2020

Webinars: watch our webinars on virtual governance, virtual recruitment, board dynamics and more

Blog: read the experience and advice of three boards holding virtual meetings April 2020

In my experience: recruiting a headteacher virtually May 2020

GOLDline Advice Service

Our GOLDline advice service is open to all if you have a query related to Coronavirus. If you are not an NGA GOLD member, please email gold@nga.org.uk or call 0121 237 3782.  NGA GOLD members are asked to make a request through the usual route. 

Virtual learning

NGA Learning Link e-learning will enable your board to continue its training and development whilst governing virtually. There are over 50 modules to choose from, and every member of your board will be able to access Learning Link at any time from any connected device, to suit their own circumstances and learning needs.

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