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NGA aims to represent governors and trustees at a national level and influence government policy relating to governance. In order to do this we are part of a number of advisory groups which meet on a regular basis.

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Advisory groups

This group exists to routinely evaluate how the school admissions code is operating.  

For more information, contact Samuel Tranter at  

This group aims to update organisations with updates to the academies financial handbook to which NGA provide feedback and share views on this.  

For more information, contact Sam Henson at

This forum brings together partners and wider stakeholders to share best practice, research, monitor the provision of RSE, explore and respond to new themes and identify gaps.  

For more information, contact Fiona Fearon at

The School Food Working Group (SFWG) brings together individuals from across a school to look at its food culture (what it teaches about food, the food it serves, the messages children receive about food), and develop a plan for improving it. 

For more information, contact Fiona Fearon at

Government officials have formed an advisory group from business associations, charities and trade unions to help draw up new employment advice for flexible working. 

For more information, contact Steve Edmonds at

NGA contributes to the Wellschools Advisory Panel to ensure that Well Schools is positioned effectively and is helpful and complimentary to members and the wider sector. It also aims to enable a shared commitment to the prominence and efficacy of wellbeing in schools creating a unified voice that can affect policy change on issues.  

For more information, contact Fiona Fearon at

The Primary Umbrella Group comprises some 30 of the voluntary associations and unions working in the primary field. The group shares information and knowledge around key policy changes and carries out important horizon scanning discussions. 

For more information, contact Nina Sharma at

NGA have regular meetings with the DfE to share intelligence from queries that NGA’s GOLDline receive around exclusions from NGA members.  

For more information, contact Samuel Tranter at

This group enables organisations and other partners to be informed by changes and updates to management in schools around asbestos, ensuring that asbestos is being managed effectively in schools in line with their duties.  

For more information, contact Rani Kaur at

The purpose of a Mental Health Action Group is to advise senior management on strategies to improve and support mental health and wellbeing across the school or college community. 

For more information, contact Fiona Fearon at

The Department for Education's Advisory Group on Governance (AGOG) advises and assists the Department. AGOG provides a forum for representatives to raise and discuss issues of general principle and detail affecting school governance. 

For more information, contact Steve Edmonds at

NGA attendings this steering group lead by the Confederation of Schools and Trusts in an aim to develop a governance code within academy trusts.  

For more information, contact Emma Knights at

The School and Academy Funding (SAF) Group and its corresponding sub-groups (Early Years and Efficiency) exist to advise the Department on matters relating to all aspects of school funding, in the context of the wider policy objectives for schools.   

For more information, contact Steve Edmonds at