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Friday, 07 October 2016, with 3 comments
This week has seen the last of the party conferences, the Conservative party conference. Education had a higher profile than usual with the Prime Minister’s inclusion of grammar schools in her speech, and fringes on education’s role in social mobility packed with party members, often with a majority of them against the expansion of selection.
Friday, 30 September 2016, with 2 comments
Emma Knights digs beneath the survey findings of this year's NGA TES survey, which found only 12% of the 5000 respondents were positive about how the Conservative government had performed in education in its first year.
Friday, 16 September 2016, with 0 comments
Every year since 2013 educational researchers, policy makers and practitioners have come together at the teacher-led National ResearchED conference to showcase the latest policy, research and practice in the world of education. Fay Holland (NGA’s Policy and Information Officer) and Tom Fellows (NGA’s Research and Information Officer) attended the sessions most useful for governors and trustees.
Friday, 09 September 2016, with 2 comments
It won’t have passed you by that there is a shortage of teachers and, as well as encouraging people into the profession, governing boards need to consider their role in retaining teachers. The governing board has a duty of care to its employees and should ensure their health, safety and wellbeing at work.
Wednesday, 31 August 2016, with 1 comments
How old is your youngest governor or trustee? Emma Knights looks at diversity on governing boards and how we might begin to increase the number of young governors and trustees volunteering to govern.