December 2017


A time for taking stock: thank you for your contribution

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.


Fewer governors, but harder to recruit? Help us to spread the word: challenging but rewarding

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!