Governing Matters Autumn 2023
Welcome to the Autumn 2023 issue of Governing Matters members' magazine. This edition features this year’s NGA's annual governance survey findings, the issues and opportunities facing education in England today, the essential role of governing boards for nurturing positive mental health and wellbeing in children, the latest changes to the DfE’s exclusions guidance and insights and lessons from our recent Summer Conference.
Take a look at some of our featured articles below and discover a whole range of news covering in-depth topics.
A new dawn for education
Paul Whiteman, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), spoke to us just before the new academic year. In an illuminating interview, he outlines his perspective on the issues and opportunities facing education in England today.
Empowering strong mental health
Hannah Baker, co-CEO of Partnership for Children, tells NGA’s Fiona Fearon about the charity’s efforts to give schools and trusts the necessary resources for nurturing positive mental health and wellbeing in children, highlighting the essential role of governing boards.
Exclusions guidance: navigating the changes
Richard Freeth, partner at Browne Jacobson, brings you a round-up of the latest changes to the DfE’s exclusions guidance and what they mean for schools.