Welcome to the NGA research library

NGA research is used to inform NGA policy work, educate governors and trustees, and provide fresh insights to push forward positive change in schools. 

MAT research collection
Find out about the key issues impacting governance in multi academy trusts. This collection covers central leadership teams, chairing a trust board and more.
Clerking research collection
Our clerking research explores pay and conditions for governance professionals as well as development opportunities and other issues affecting the profession.
Chairing research collection
This collection looks at the time it takes to chair a governing board and the impact of chairs on developing governance and sharing leadership.
Equality, diversity and inclusion research collection
These reports focus on the representation and equality of governing boards across England and consider the impact of the current landscape.
Ethical Leadership in Education research
Find out how the Framework for Ethical Leadership in Education has been used in schools and trusts across England.
Ofsted research
Read about the views and experiences of governors and trustees who have been a part of an Ofsted inspection under the Education Inspection Framework.
Annual school governance survey
An annual overview of the state of school governance in England, sharing the views and concerns of those who govern.
COVID-19 research
Find out how governors and trustees adapted rapidly to the challenges posed by COVID-19.
Pupil premium research
Exploring the governing board’s role in spending, monitoring and evaluating the pupil premium.
Headteacher appraisal research
A report on the headteacher performance appraisal landscape, drawing upon a survey of governors and trustees.
School governance quality metrics research
This is the report of a feasibility study about defining and collecting metrics on the quality of school governance.
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