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Public Accounts Committee publishes report on academy schools’ finances

Tuesday, 03 April 2018

Excessive executive salaries and related party transactions are amongst six concerns set out in a report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on academy schools’ finances, published on 30 March 2018. 


Headteacher appraisal process research prompts recommendations to governing boards

Thursday, 22 March 2018

New research by the National Governance Association (NGA) exploring the headteacher appraisal process has led to eight recommendations being made to governing boards to strengthen future practice in this area.


Consultation on ethical leadership in education framework opened

Friday, 16 March 2018

In its report to the ASCL conference 2018 on 10 March, ASCL’s Ethical Leadership Commission launched a consultation on its draft Ethical Framework for Educational Leadership, which includes a set of principles intended to support ethical leadership in education.


New guide supports governing boards of schools and academies in being strategic

Thursday, 01 March 2018

Ensuring clarity of vision and strategic direction is one of the three core functions of governing boards. To assist governors and trustees in their strategic role, the National Governance Association and Wellcome have published Being Strategic: a guide for governing boards, three years after the popular original guide – a Framework for Governance – was released.


New NGA guide encourages governing boards to get the right people around the table

Friday, 16 February 2018

Getting the right people around the table is one of the eight elements of effective governance, and to support governing boards to fulfil this aim, National Governance Association (NGA) has updated and relaunched its well-received guide the right people around the table.


NGA responds to Tes articles on school governance

Friday, 26 January 2018

Coverage in Tes today (26/01/2018) explores the role of governors in academy schools and NGA's view on expanding the membership of multi academy trusts.


NGA secure DfE contract to deliver development programmes for chairs, clerks and boards

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

To improve the effectiveness of governing boards of schools in England, the Department for Education (DfE) has appointed National Governance Association (NGA) to deliver three Governance Leadership Development and Clerking Development programmes running initially until 2020.


New Year’s honours recognise service of governors and trustees, plus NGA’s chief executive

Thursday, 04 January 2018

Governors and trustees from schools and trusts in England were recognised in the New Year’s honours for their service to education or to children with special educational needs and disabilities. NGA believes it is hugely important to recognise and reward the contribution of governors and trustees for their role in improving the education of children and young people. NGA extends its warm congratulations and thanks to all those honoured. 


Another year over - here’s what happened at NGA in 2017…

Friday, 22 December 2017

Here’s what happened at NGA in 2017…

A look back at ten of our best bits from 2017, and what we’re looking forward to in 2018: a subtle change to our name; getting the right people around the table; celegrating outstanding governance; still fighting to fund the future; hearing your voices and views; developing convenient training for you; building strong networks; great sources of reference and practical advice; just out ... supporting headteacher recruitment; a call to add a fourth core function.


Headteacher Recruitment: new guidance and toolkit published

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Two new publications which will support governing boards in the effective recruitment of headteachers have been published. 

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