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What the white paper means for governing boards

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The publication of the DfE’s long-awaited white paper has wide-ranging implications for the entire sector. While it provides a steer for how the government looks to achieve its intended ambition, it also creates questions as we wait for further details. 

Join NGA’s Chief Executive, Emma Knights OBE, and NGA’s Director of Policy and Communications, Sam Henson as they get to the bottom of what the white paper does and doesn’t tell us, and how the completed picture might look over time.

Emma Knights OBE
Emma Knights OBE

Co-Chief Executive

As NGA’s Co-Chief Executive, Emma promotes the interests of the school governance community nationally with legislators, policy makers, education sector organisations and the media. Emma is an accomplished writer and speaker on a range of school governance policy and practice topics.

Sam Henson
Sam Henson

Deputy Chief Executive

Sam oversees NGA’s policy, communications and research services, supporting NGA to achieve positive change in the policy of school governance. He is the policy lead for NGA’s work on the governance of multi academy trusts.

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