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Governing Matters

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

Governing Matters 2020

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

Governing Matters offers 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 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.

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Summer 2024

This edition of Governing Matters features a fond farewell and reflections from NGA's Co-chief executive, Emma Knights. We also share insights on effective SEND governance, school leader development, governor workload and school business leadership.

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Sam Henson
A word from the editor

This edition of Governing Matters is bittersweet – the culmination of a legacy that will undoubtedly stand the test of time. While this summer edition takes us to one of the most difficult goodbyes, it also builds on happy, important memories. The insights, experiences and examples of leadership held within these pages demonstrate why, how, and when good governance makes the most significant difference.

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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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