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Jan
16

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.

Jan
04

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. 

Dec
22

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.

Dec
14

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. 

Nov
22

NGA responds to Budget 2017

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Responding to the Budget 2017, delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 22 November 2017, Emma Knights, chief executive of National Governance Association, said:

Oct
13

'End uncertainty surrounding education funding' asks NGA in letter to Chancellor

Friday, 13 October 2017

The National Governance Association has written an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond asking him to "put an end to the uncertainty surrounding education funding" ahead of the Autumn Budget on 22 November.

Oct
03

Calls for Chancellor to increase 16 to 19 funding supported by NGA in joint letter

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Along with six associations representing schools, colleges and students, NGA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for additional funding to address serious concerns about the future of sixth form education.

Oct
03

School governance in 2017: survey report out now

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Today we are publishing the report of the annual NGA and Tes survey on school governance in 2017. 5,338 governors, trustees and academy committee members shared their views during the summer term.

Sep
22

Key findings of 2017 NGA/TES annual school governance survey revealed

Friday, 22 September 2017

More than 5,300 school governors and trustees shared their views and experiences in our annual survey.

Sep
14

‘Who Governs Our Schools?’ report launched at APPG on Education Governance and Leadership

Thursday, 14 September 2017

The need for better public understanding of governance, the importance of local expertise and the value of the participative spirit of governance are amongst the key findings in a new report on the future of school governance. The scoping report ‘Who Governs Our Schools? Trends, Tensions and Opportunities', authored by Dr. Tony Breslin FRSA and published by the RSA, also offers 30 recommendations to policymakers.

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