Diverse governing boards will make schools successful for everyone: ethnic minority and young people urged to volunteer as school governors

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.


Secretary of State addresses NGA summer conference

Saturday, 09 June 2018

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.


Joint letter to school governors and trustees

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.  


NGA gives evidence to Public Accounts Committee on converting schools to academies

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. 


NGA responds to government announcements including grammar school places

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.


Have your say in the biggest school governance survey of the year

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.


Research on MAT governance provides lessons learned for forming and developing MATs

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.


NGA urges governing boards to respond to the Education Select Committee’s inquiry into education funding

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.


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.