Governing boards can benefit from the experience and expertise of education professionals. With the support of education organisations, we are encouraging education professionals to govern in a different school.
Governors and trustees from ethnic minorities account for just 4% of the country’s largest volunteer force, whilst 10% governors and trustees are aged under 40 according to the annual school governance survey 2017.
“The nation trusts us to form young people into the best that they can be. The public expects us to know what kind of example we should set them, but do we? How do we know what’s right or wrong?”
NGA’s Spotlight on Disadvantage campaign is informed by a new NGA research report undertaken to explore the governing board’s role in spending, monitoring and evaluating the pupil premium.
Alongside governing boards across the country, NGA is campaigning for the overall size of the schools budget to be increased to ensure that children and young people receive the standard of education they deserve.
Federation First is a national campaign developed in 2016 by the National Governance Association to raise awareness of the advantages of federations to school improvement.
Growing Governance is a national campaign developed by the National Governance Association to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. We’re challenging school governors and trustees in England to establish themselves as strategic thinkers and leaders.
This campaign was successful, with the secretary of state for education announcing in September 2016 that she will not be pursuing plans to remove the requirement for elected parent places on each academy board.