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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.
Tuesday, 01 May 2018
The National Governance Association (NGA) has once again joined forces with Tes Magazine to survey the quarter of a million volunteers governing the nation’s schools. The survey is open to all governors, trustees and academy committee members in England and you do not have to be an NGA member to take part.
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Following significant growth in the multi academy trust (MAT) sector during recent years, many MATs are relatively new and, understandably, NGA often hears concerns from those governing in MATs about the lack of direction available. NGA recognised a need in the MAT system for research that demonstrates the challenges experienced by MATs as they form and grow, and the lessons learned by executive leaders and those governing.
Thursday, 19 April 2018
NGA responds to the annoucnement by the Education Select Committee of an inquiry in to overall education funding, and urges governing boards to respond to the inquiry, share their experiences and build the evidence base for the need for a long-term investment in education funding.
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.