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Friday, 19 January 2018, with 0 comments
This was the title of a blog I wrote eighteen months ago when we supported the pilot of the Young Governors Network, but it bears repeating. Tomorrow is the first anniversary conference of BAMEed, the network of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic educators, where they will be encouraging volunteering for governance. And this sort of push is absolutely needed: overall as a sector we really are not making progress with increasing ethnic diversity of those governing.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018, with 0 comments
Thank you to Sir David Carter, the National Schools Commissioner, for highlighting the crucial role played by those who govern our schools. His article very much emphasises the importance of training and development. We couldn’t agree more, and we know the vast majority of governors and trustees do too.
Thursday, 21 December 2017, with 0 comments
There are all sorts of times for taking stock and the end of the year is definitely one as I review 2017 and prepare for NGA’s strategy day in January. And what has struck me is just how many people are contributing to the governance of schools.
Thursday, 07 December 2017, with 0 comments
This term we have been trumpeting all sorts of the findings of our 2017 Annual Governance Survey – there is so much to say; the data is so rich. But one issue you may not have noticed is that there are fewer people involved in governing England’s schools than previously. Everyone quotes the numbers as 300,000, but we estimate there are now between 250 and 260,000 people governing our state schools. That is still rather a lot!
Friday, 17 November 2017, with 0 comments
Trustees’ Week provides an annual platform to applaud the crucial work that trustees do while also emphasising exactly what the role is. In the charity sector, trustee is a familiar term, but although all those governing at board level in academies are charity trustees, the role is less familiar.