Welcome to the NGA research page were you can find out about the latest NGA research projects, including our most recent publications and reports.

NGA is committed to ensuring that our outputs are supported by robust evidence and insight and we are committed to leading research projects which explore the impact of policy changes, or emerging themes in contemporary education, from a school governance perspective.

NGA research is used to inform NGA policy work, educate governors and trustees, and provide new and fresh insights to push forward positive change in schools. In particular, NGA’s research is used to:

  • Provide evidence and insight to inform cutting-edge guidance, consultancy, training and advice for governors and trustees. Whether it is used to help governing boards spend the pupil premium effectively, or put together a robust headteacher appraisal, NGA’s research is designed to provide practical insights for governors and trustees.

  • Lobby government officials and other stakeholder organisations involved in education. This is done by providing evidence and analyses for campaigns, such as our Funding the Future and Community MATs campaigns.

  • To raise the profile of school governance and represent their voice on a national stage. Through projects, such as the annual school governance survey, NGA look to understand the needs of those governing and translate these into actionable projects to effect change.

Below is a list of our published research. If you have any questions about NGA’s research, including how to get involved, please email the team at research@nga.org.uk.

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