Release date: 24/05/2017
UPDATE: THE AWARDS CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY 25 MAY AT THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE INCREASED NATIONAL SECURUTY THREAT LEVEL. WE WILL BE REARRANGING THESE AWARDS FOR A LATER DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. WE'RE SORRY ABOUT ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE YOU.
Governing boards and clerks from around the country will attend an awards ceremony at the House of Commons
Thursday 25 May where the winners of NGA's Outstanding Governance Awards 2017 will be presented by the
Rt Hon. David Laws.
Our finalists will also be joined by NGA’s president, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, and NGA’s chair, Ian Courtney MBE,
as well as invited guests from the education sector.
Emma Knights, Chief Executive of the National Governance Association, has said: “At NGA we value
the commitment and skill of all those governors and trustees who give up their time to volunteer in schools.
The collective hours of their voluntary service to their communities makes life better for the children of this
"Our finalists for the Outstanding Governance Awards 2017 all demonstrate how good governance
and clerking can be. They show how they make a real difference to the achievement of and opportunities
for children and young people. It takes commitment, skill, teamwork and clarity of direction to do what
these people do and we are proud to celebrate them at the House of Commons.
“We wish all our finalists the best of luck and thank you to all those who entered. These awards are vital in
helping to celebrate the work of volunteers.”
Our seven finalists for outstanding governance in a single school are:
Brooklands School, Surrey
Fairfield Park Lower School, Bedfordshire
Holmes Chapel Primary, Cheshire East
Millennium Primary School, London
Redland Green School, Bristol
Sir John Barrow School, Cumbria
Torquay Academy, Devon
Our three finalists for outstanding governance in a multi academy trust or federation are:
The Active Learning Trust, Cambridge and Suffolk
CORE Education Trust, Birmingham
The Spring Partnership Trust, Kent
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Our two finalists for outstanding vision and strategy are:
Hiltingbury Infant School, Eastleigh
Nexus Multi Academy Trust, Rotherham
Our five finalists for outstanding clerk to a governing board are:
Sally Wood, Holsworthy Area Federation, Devon
Steve Vale, Reading School, Reading
Fiona Stagg, Glebe Academy, Stoke-on-Trent
Angie Marchant, Colham Manor Primary School, Uxbridge
Sylvia Baldwin, The Bligh Federation, Kent
These awards are held every two years and are open to any government funded school in England.
The aim is to celebrate good school governance and examples of best practice throughout the governance
and clerking community.
The event at the House of Commons will be reported in Governing Matters in July and in Schools Week.