Governing Matters June 2023
Welcome to the June 2023 issue of Governing Matters members' magazine. This edition features charity Class 13 - with coverage of what an equitable environment in our schools looks like; we celebrate the work of governing boards and leaders in Lewisham; and we also discuss the continuing and growing issue of attendance.
Take a look at some of our featured articles below and discover a whole range of news covering in-depth topics.
With school attendance an increasingly prevalent worry for governing boards, pupil attendance and family engagement expert Rob Jones offers some advice.
Cultivating your culture
Emma Knights, chief executive, explores the concept of culture in your school and the difference it makes to staff and learners, for better or for worse.
Journey to greener governance
Megan Tate, policy and research officer, recaps the progress of the Greener Governance campaign and invites you to make a change in your school or trust
In your voice: addressing educational disadvantage
NGA policy and projects manager Fiona Fearon spoke to four people to find out more about NGA's Our Disadvantage: Widening the Lens toolkit to help governing boards to think about disadvantage beyond the pupil premium and national narratives
Where does the time go?
Rising workload, recruitment challenges, and more complaints were among the issues you raised in response to NGA chief executive Emma Knights’ callout.