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Governing Matters

Our members' magazine for governors, trustees, governance professionals and school leaders.

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Discover the latest issue of our members’ magazine as well as our previous issues.

Governing Matters is essential reading on all aspects of education and governance, promoting strategic leadership in schools and trusts. It is written by NGA experts as well as external authors with specialist knowledge.

Covering the latest and best thinking from across the education sector, with in-depth policy analysis, advice on improving your governance practice and a look at the best approaches for addressing the challenges faced by schools and trusts.

Latest issue

Spring 2024

Whether you’re a brand-new or seasoned governor, a trustee navigating the complexities of multi academy trusts, an education leader striving to enhance governance effectiveness or embarking on a career as a governance professional, this edition truly has something for everyone.

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Sam Henson
A word from the editor

As we welcome the soft, mellow hues of spring, this edition of Governing Matters arrives to provide a fresh dose of inspiration and gentle encouragement for all that you do. We kick off 2024 with a host of innovative and insightful reads that navigate the complex array of issues you may come up against at your next board meeting.

What's included

In each issue:

Editor’s welcome
Features on major talking points in education
Advice articles on topical subjects and latest NGA guidance
‘Need to know’ stories featuring checklists
Content for all school settings
An opinion piece from our chief executive

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