Release date: 23/04/2020

School governors, trustees and local academy committee members are invited to share their views and experiences in the National Governance Association's (NGA) annual survey which is open until 26 May at 5pm. 

On NGA’s decision to carry out the survey this year, Emma Knights, chief executive of NGA said: “After careful consideration, we decided to go ahead with this year’s survey to capture the immediate views and experiences of those governing our schools in such an unusual and testing period. This survey – the only one of its kind in the education sector – gives us the opportunity to share your feelings and concerns directly with the government and policymakers, one of which will certainly be the impact of COVID-19 on your school or trust. This is the tenth consecutive year of the annual survey and its longevity adds to its weight as we can spot trends and changes, so we did not want to have a gap in 2020. Given the cancellation of our events it is especially important that we have this route of engaging with you and listening to what you need – and you may also welcome the distraction. I do understand that everyone has their own experience of the COVID period and there will be many different reactions to the survey – so of course please do only complete it if you are able to.”

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