July 2018


Guest blog: Special Educational Needs and Disability – the big question

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.


The catch-22 with defining disadvantage

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.