Outstanding Governance Awards 2017

Wednesday, 06 September 2017

On Tuesday 5 September 2017, the National Governance Association held the Outstanding Governance Awards at the Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons in celebration of the unique and inspiring contribution that school governors, trustees and clerks make every single day in schools around the country.


GCSE results day: fluctuating entry rates overshadowed by focus on reformed GCSEs

Thursday, 24 August 2017

As secondary governors and trustees await news about their schools’ GCSE results, NGA  explore the fluctating entry rates for certain GCSE subjects.


Overall A-level grades remain stable

Thursday, 17 August 2017

As nervous sixth-form students around the country receive their A-level and BTec results today, those governing will be wondering what this means for their schools. NGA provide a summary of the national picture based on data from Ofqual and the Joint Council for Qualifications.


Happy summer break

Friday, 21 July 2017

As we reach the end of the academic year, NGA  would like to wish all governors and trustees a happy and relaxing summer break. During 2016/17, NGA has been busy writing new guidance and updating existing content to promote outstanding governance across the sector. In case you missed anything, here is a snapshot of what the team has been up to.


NGA responds to Justine Greening's speech on funding

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The secretary of state for education Justine Greening has announced an investment of £1.3 billion into core schools funding. 

School leaders and governing boards: what do we expect of each other?

Friday, 23 June 2017

What governing boards should expect from school leaders and what school leaders should expect from governing boards has been updated for 2017. 


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

Monday, 12 June 2017

The National Governance Association has once again joined forces with the Times Educational Supplement (TES) to survey the nation’s school governors, trustees, and academy committee members.


NGA announce partnership with Academy magazine

Friday, 09 June 2017

NGA are very pleased to be partnering the Academy magazine to produce their governance pages.


POSTPONED: School governance honoured at national awards

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Governing boards and clerks from around the country will attend an awards ceremony at the House of Commons on where the winners of NGA's Outstanding Governance Awards 2017 will be presented by the Rt Hon. David Laws.


NGA statement following last night's terrorist attack in Manchester

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

A statement from NGA's chief executive, following last night's terrorist attack in Manchester. 


2017 General Election: NGA’s priorities

Friday, 28 April 2017

In preparation for the general election on 8 June we are publishing some of our priorities and asking politicians to consider these as they campaign.


Clerking Competency Framework published

Friday, 21 April 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) has today published a Clerking Competency Framework – new non-statutory guidance setting out the competencies required to deliver professional clerking to school governing boards and multi academy trusts.


NGA responds to Justine Greening's speech

Thursday, 13 April 2017

The NGA comments on a speech made today by the Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening. 


New recruitment guide ‘The right people around the table’ published

Friday, 31 March 2017

A new recruitment guide has been published today for the Inspiring Governance service. ‘The right people around the table’ is a practical guide designed to help school governors and trustees plan and carry out recruitment and induction.


National Governors’ Association changes name to National Governance Association

Friday, 31 March 2017

The Charity Commission has given NGA the go-ahead to change its name. The National Governors’ Association has officially become the National Governance Association after its members voted on it at their annual general meeting last November.


We need ethical as well as effective governance, says NGA Chief Executive

Thursday, 30 March 2017

School governors and trustees in England should be asking school leaders more searching questions about ‘disappearing pupils’ according to the chief executive of the National Governors’ Association, Emma Knights.


DfE does not understand the financial pressure facing schools, say MPs

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A committee of MPs has warned that the Department for Education (DfE) does not seem to understand the financial pressure facing schools - the most significant since the mid-1990s - and is not in a position to act swiftly where cuts threaten the quality of pupils’ education.


BBC governance survey reveals planned cuts in teachers and support staff

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The BBC has today published the results of an exclusive survey of more than a thousand NGA members. The survey looked at the decisions being made to try and manage the unprecedented financial pressure facing schools, and what the consequences of those decisions will be for teachers and pupils.