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A New, Labour Government


Today marks a significant change in the political landscape of the United Kingdom as Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer's new government officially takes office. We warmly welcome all the newly appointed officials at the Department for Education and beyond; NGA looks forward to working with the new Government and the new education secretary to represent the views of our members, school and trust governance and the education sector.

As we embark on this new chapter, it is crucial for the government to prioritise school and trust governance. Effective governance is the backbone of a thriving education system, ensuring that all students receive a high-quality education and that schools operate efficiently and transparently.

We urge the new education secretary to work closely with the key stakeholders in the education sector, including local communities, to develop policies that reflect the needs and aspirations of our schools and trusts. By fostering an environment of collaboration and mutual respect, we can achieve our shared goal of providing every child with the best possible start in life.

The coming months and years present an opportunity for us all to work together to ensure our schools are well-governed, our teachers are supported, and our young people are prepared for success.


Emma Balchin, Co-chief executive,NGA, said:

"I’d like to congratulate the new government. I am really looking forward to working with them. By fostering a culture of collaboration and strong leadership, we can ensure our schools thrive and our governance is exemplary. Working together, we can focus on enhancing outcomes, supporting teachers and staff, and recruiting passionate and dedicated trustees and governors who are committed to the success and well-being of our students.

With a shared and clear vision and collective effort, we will create an environment where every child has the opportunity to succeed no matter their background, location or economic circumstance

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