Welcome to Governance

The Chair's Handbook

Welcome to a Multi Academy Trust

Welcome to Governance contains everything new governors, trustees and academy committee members need to know about their roles, and covers both local authority maintained schools and academies.

Total price: £ 12.00

The 2017-18 edition of our best-selling guide The Chair’s Handbook is now available to purchase.

Total price: £ 12.00

The second edition of our Welcome to a Multi Academy Trust is a key guide for all MATs and has everything trust board members need to know about their role and responsibility.

Total price: £ 12.00

Additional Information

Who is this guide for?

Welcome to Governance is an induction guide for new school governors, trustees of standalone academies and those governing at academy committee level in a multi academy trust (MAT).

"Welcome to Governance is an invaluable and comprehensive companion for anyone playing an important governance role within our school system."

Andy Buck, Managing Director #honk, Founding Director Leadership Matters.

Overview

This new edition of Welcome to Governance has been updated to include the most recent changes impacting the work of governing boards including:

  • Education overview – we bring you the latest developments from across the education sector 
  • Role and composition of the governing board – updates on governing board best practice and changes to legislation and central guidance  
  • Data – In July 2017, the Department for Education (DfE) replaced its longstanding data service, RAISEonline, with Analyse School Performance (ASP). This edition gives those governing key information on the new service
  • Assessment and curriculum – the most recent changes in both primary and secondary curriculum, assessment and statutory testing
  • Data protection – this edition covers the role of governing boards in relation to the new General Data Protection Regulation
  • School finance – a detailed and refreshed overview of school funding including the types and levels of funding and school financial management   
  • Coasting schools – an updated overview of what it means to be coasting
  • Ofsted – A refreshed section on Ofsted incorporating changes to short inspections for good schools
  • Pupils and parents – following changes to the government’s exclusion guidance
  • An updated model governor role description
  • An updated Glossary    

Plus much more!

Pricing 
  • Members: £6 per copy
  • Non-members: £12 per copy

If you are not currently a member and would like to be, find out more about our membership options available to you. If your school has GOLD membership, all new governors will receive a complimentary copy of this guide when first registered with us.

To purchase your copy of this guide, simply add it to your basket above or to enquire about bulk discounts (15 copies or more), please contact us at admin@nga.org.uk.

Who is this guide for?

Quite simply, whether you’re a chair or prospective chair, this guide is essential reading. Also suitable for vice chairs and committee chairs, you’ll find in this guide everything you need to improve your knowledge about the role.’

“It is vital that chairs understand their role and the unique influence they have to shape the way in which their board governs in the best interests of every child. We need chairs who can lead their boards and schools confidently into the future of our increasingly autonomous and school-led system, including through the process of converting to academy status and forming multi-academy trusts. NGA's guide is a helpful resource for both current and prospective chairs.

Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools

“You’ve taken the plunge and stepped up to what I think you will find is a most fascinating and important role – congratulations on taking up a position where you can really influence improvement for the children and young people in your school(s). […] This handbook will point you to the best practice so that you can deliver real accountability for the provision in your school(s)."

Maggi Bull, chair of the National Governance Association

Pricing 
  • Members: £6 per copy
  • Non-members: £12 per copy

If you are not currently a member and would like to be, find out more about our membership options available to you. If your board has GOLD membership, you will receive a complimentary copy of this guide everytime it is updated with a new edition.  

To purchase your copy of this guide, simply add it to your basket above or to enquire about bulk discounts (15 copies or more), please contact us at admin@nga.org.uk.

Who is this guide for?

Quite simply, if you’re a MAT trustee, chief executive, senior leader or clerk, this guide is essential reading.

"Welcome to a Multi Academy Trust is a comprehensive reference of what trustees must know to carry out their legal and educational responsibilities." 

Schools Week

Pricing
  • Members: £6 per copy
  • Non-members: £12 per copy

If you are not currently a member and would like to be, find out more about our membership options available to you here.  If your trust has MAT membership, all new trust board members will receive a complimentary copy of this guide when first registered with us.

To purchase your copy of this guide, simply add it to your basket above or to enquire about bulk discounts (15 copies or more), please contact us at admin@nga.org.uk.

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