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What you need to know about the white and green papers

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Emma Knights OBE, Chief Executive is joined by Sam Henson, Director of Policy and Communications and Steve Edmonds, Director of Advice and Guidance to discuss the white paper ‘Opportunity for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child’. This sets out the government’s vision for the future of education which was swiftly followed by the green paper, 'SEND review, right support, right place, right time'.

Emma, Sam and Steve discuss what was included, what boards need to know and what NGA would like to have seen included.

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.