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Wednesday, 22 August 2018, with 0 comments
In setting our policy positions and writing guidance NGA looks not just to the education sector, but at governance across all sectors. Following the issue of a formal warning notice to the RSPCA by the Charity Commission, Gillian Allcroft examines the lessons for all those governing.
Wednesday, 08 August 2018, with 0 comments
This blog was originally posted on the Department for Education's website as part of their focus on the teaching workload challenge. Judith Rutherford is Chair of Governors at Hiltingbury Junior School. It didn’t begin as a project about managing workload. It was about effective governance. Having recently been appointed as chair of governors at Hiltingbury Junior School, a three-form entry school in Hampshire, one of my first tasks was to manage the extensive action plan we had following a rigorous governing body self-evaluation.
Thursday, 05 July 2018, with 0 comments
I hope the presence of Damian Hinds and his Labour counterpart, Angela Rayner, at NGA’s recent conference will put to bed any suggestion that governors and trustees are not worth their salt. Yet, even I was surprised to hear their calls for better governor learning and development, especially in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). In my experience such calls are long overdue. Fortunately for us at Driver Youth Trust this could not come at a better time as we prepared to launch a brand-new resource for governors; the SEND Governance Review Guide.
Monday, 02 July 2018, with 0 comments
Tom Fellows, NGA's Senior Research Lead, explores the difficulties around defining educational disadvantage and what scope those governing and senior leaders have to define disadvantage in their own school.
Friday, 15 June 2018, with 2 comments
Delegates at NGA’s summer conference on 9 June had the benefit of hearing from both the Secretary of State for Education (the Right Honourable Damian Hinds MP) and the Shadow Education Secretary (Angela Rayner MP).