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Stand up and be counted in the interests of pupils

Monday, 04 September 2017, with 0 comments

As we head back for a new term I am worried about a disjuncture in the rhetoric used by all of us in school leadership and what we actually decide to do.


Have we gone as far as we can go with measuring?

Friday, 14 July 2017, with 1 comments

This week, the DfE has published research by NGA in collaboration with the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). In a new blog, Chief Executive Emma Knights reflects on the study and asks: have we gone as far as we can go with measuring?  


No crooks, no cronies, no cowards

Friday, 23 June 2017, with 1 comments

Gillian Allcroft, Deputy Chief Executive, blogs on the importance of the Nolan principles to good governance


The importance of governance: democracy, legitimacy and engagement

Friday, 16 June 2017, with 0 comments

NGA Chief Executive Emma Knights explores questions of democracy, legitimacy and engagement. 


Guest blog: Funding cuts in education punish our children

Friday, 09 June 2017, with 0 comments

Last month a group of school governors took the decision to go on strike in protest over funding cuts. This guest blog from Caroline Wheeler, vice chair of governors at a primary school in South London, reflects on the tough decisions governors are being forced to make.

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