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Thursday, 26 July 2018
NGA responds to a critical report by the Education Select Committee on its inquiry into alternative provision and exclusions which raises concerns that government accountability policies have provided “no incentive to, or deterrent to not, retain pupils who could be classed as difficult or challenging” and that there appears to be a “lack of moral accountability on the part of many schools”.
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
NGA responds to announcement that in 2018-19 a 3.5% rise will apply to the main pay range for classroom teachers, a 2% rise will apply to the upper pay band for teachers and a 1.5% rise will apply for school leaders.
Friday, 20 July 2018
NGA is celebrating another successful academic year of improving governance through our policy work, events, guidance, training and consultancy.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has today published a report in to its Converting schools to academies inquiry. The National Governance Association (NGA) provided written evidence to the inquiry, and chief executive Emma Knights gave oral evidence on 18 May. In their summary, the PAC says “the Department [for Education] still does not seem to be learning the lessons from high profile academy failures that have been costly for taxpayers and damaging to children’s education.” The report says that 72% of secondary schools are now academies and 27% of primary schools; overall, academies are teaching 47% of pupils.
Wednesday, 04 July 2018
Pupil premium strategies that account for how every pound of the pupil premium budget is spent, have clear monitoring and success criterion for each initiative and clarify which group of pupils will receive funding are those that most strongly correlate with good outcomes for pupils, according to a research report by the National Governance Association (NGA). This is amongst findings of a report on a survey of 875 governors and trustees and an analysis of 36 pupil premium strategies undertaken to explore the governing board’s role in spending, monitoring and evaluating the pupil premium as part of NGA’s Spotlight on Disadvantage campaign.
Saturday, 09 June 2018
To increase the number of ethnic minority and young school governors, Inspiring Governance and the National Governance Association (NGA) have launched a joint campaign, Everyone on Board. The campaign features six serving governors sharing insight from their personal experiences on why the volunteers leading schools need to be diverse so that they are successful for everyone. This aims to encourage ethnic minority and young people to volunteer, tackling an issue of under-representation that has persisted for two decades.
Addressing governors, trustees and clerks at the National Governance Association's summer conference today (9 June 2018), the secretary of state for Education Damian Hinds set our a number of measures that impact school governance.
Tuesday, 05 June 2018
In celebration of Volunteers' Week the National Governance Association, the Association of School and College Leaders and the National Association of Head Teachers have published a joint letter to thank school governors and trustees for their remarkable contribution to education.
Friday, 18 May 2018
This week, the Public Accounts Committee took evidence as part of their inquiry into the value for money delivered on converting schools to academies. Emma Knights, chief executive of the National Governance Association, gave evidence alongside Les Walton, chair of the Northern Education Trust and Paul Walker, CEO of a primary multi academy trust (MAT) in Devon and chair of Devon Association of Primary Heads.
Friday, 11 May 2018
The Department for Education (DfE) has today made a number of anncouncements including £50 million for existing selective (grammar) schools to expand their premises to create new places.