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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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".
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.
Friday, 23 December 2016
We’re recapping on some of the things you might have missed from us in 2016.
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’.
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.
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).
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
New research published today by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
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).
Friday, 25 November 2016
A strategy for improving education in the north of England has been published this week.
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.
Monday, 21 November 2016
Inspiring Governance, an innovative, free, online match-making service launches nationwide today.
Friday, 18 November 2016
The first edition of Welcome to a Multi Academy Trust is now on sale. Order a copy today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
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Tuesday, 20 September 2016
NGA responds to a Reform report out today, and the issue of payment for 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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
A new pilot network for school governors and trustees aged under 40