Mar
01

Relationships and Sex Education to be made compulsory in all schools

Wednesday, 01 March 2017

Justine Greening, the secretary of state for education, has confirmed today that Relationships and Sex Education will be made compulsory in all schools. 

Feb
28

‘Considerable number of Multi Academy Trusts are failing to improve’ say MPs

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The chair of the education select committee, Neil Carmichael MP, has said there are “significant concerns” about the performance, accountability and expansion of multi-academy trusts (MATs).

Feb
27

NGA and NAHT urge Chancellor to keep manifesto promise to protect per-pupil funding

Monday, 27 February 2017

The school leaders’ union NAHT and the National Governors' Association have published an open letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, calling for more money to be allocated to the education budget.

Feb
21

Government is failing to tackle teacher recruitment and retention, say MPs

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The government has been unable to address the challenges of teacher recruitment and consistently fails to meet recruitment targets, according to a Select Committee report out today. 

Jan
31

West Sussex governors are raising awareness about an important issue, says NGA

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The National Governors' Association comments on the warning from West Sussex governors that, unless their "urgent concerns" about a lack of funding are addressed, they will withdraw their services.

Jan
27

NGA announces new e-learning for school governors, trustees and clerks

Friday, 27 January 2017

The National Governors’ Association has today announced plans for a new online training platform launching in the summer term of 2017.

Jan
23

School budgets ‘close to breaking point' say NAHT

Monday, 23 January 2017

Russell Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), has described the state of school budgets as ‘close to breaking point’.

Jan
12

New Governance Handbook and Competency Framework released today

Thursday, 12 January 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) has today released a new version of the Governance Handbook as well as a "Competency Framework".

Jan
04

New Year Honours list 2017: gongs for governance

Wednesday, 04 January 2017

A huge NGA congratulations to everyone working in education who received an honour in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2017. 

Dec
23

Another year over - 10 things you might have missed from NGA in 2016

Friday, 23 December 2016

We’re recapping on some of the things you might have missed from us in 2016.

Dec
15

Ofsted assesses the state of school governance

Thursday, 15 December 2016

The schools inspectorate Ofsted has published a new report today on the state of school governance, called ‘Improving governance: Governance arrangements in complex and challenging circumstances’.

Dec
14

New funding formula: a fairer portion of not enough

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

The government has set out details of a new national funding formula today, to try and overhaul the way schools are funded. 

Dec
13

Unsupported budget cuts put education at risk, says National Audit Office

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

The Department for Education (DfE) is failing to manage the financial situation faced by schools around the country, according to a new report published today by the National Audit Office (NAO).

Dec
06

PISA 2015 research published

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

New research published today by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

Dec
01

Ofsted publishes annual report 2015/16

Thursday, 01 December 2016

The Ofsted annual report into the education system in England has been published today by Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI).

Nov
25

Strategy published for improving Education in the north of England

Friday, 25 November 2016

A strategy for improving education in the north of England has been published this week.

Nov
23

NGA at the Academies Show and new guides for multi-academy trust governance

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

The National Governors’ Association (NGA) has today published version II of its working models, to help trustees in multi academy trusts (MATs) decide the best governance structure for their schools, in order to be effective.

Nov
21

New 'Inspiring Governance' recruitment service launches today

Monday, 21 November 2016

Inspiring Governance, an innovative, free, online match-making service launches nationwide today.

Nov
18

Welcome to a Multi Academy Trust: out now

Friday, 18 November 2016

The first edition of Welcome to a Multi Academy Trust is now on sale. Order a copy today. 

Oct
28

Government drops Education for All bill

Friday, 28 October 2016

The government has confirmed that it will not now publish the Education for All Bill, which could have seen good schools forced to convert to academy status.

Oct
04

A return to selection puts progress at risk

Tuesday, 04 October 2016

This week the National Governors Association was co-signatory of two letters published in the national press, opposing the Government’s plans for increasing selection in the English education system.

Sep
30

Schools governors deliver damning verdict on Government policies

Friday, 30 September 2016

The National Governors’ Association and education magazine TES have today published findings from a 2016 survey of 5000 school governors and trustees.

Sep
28

Inspiring Governance: New Governor/Trustee Helpline

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

A helpline opened this week for newly appointed governors and trustees’ recruited through the new Inspiring Governance programme, and the charity Education and Employers is looking for six dynamic candidates to join their team.

Sep
21

Snap poll: what do you think about plans for new grammar schools?

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Take our quick poll today  

Sep
20

Academy chains unlocked: NGA responds to Reform report and payment for governors

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

NGA responds to a Reform report out today, and the issue of payment for governors 

Sep
14

Academy boards: Government u-turn on plan to end the requirement for parent governors

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Justine Greening, the new Secretary of State for Education, announced today that she will not be pursuing plans to remove the current requirement for elected parent places on each academy board.  

Sep
09

Government proposals for new grammar schools announced

Friday, 09 September 2016

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, today unveiled proposals to increase the number of grammar schools eighteen years after Labour imposed a ban on new ones in the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.  

Sep
07

NGA comment on the cost of school uniform

Wednesday, 07 September 2016

The new school year has begun with some controversy over school uniform. Uniform policy is the responsibility of school governing boards. NGA advises parental engagement and affordable prices. 

Aug
31

Join the Young Governors’ Network

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

A new pilot network for school governors and trustees aged under 40

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