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Governing Matters November 2021

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Welcome to the November 2021 issue of Governing Matters members' magazine. This issue contains highlights on the climate crisis; MAT governance; NGA's Outstanding Governance Awards; the importance of physical education in schools and much more.

Take a look at some of our featured articles below and discover a whole range of news covering in-depth topics.

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Engaging with environmental emergency

In this article, Megan Tate, NGA policy and research assistant explains how governing boards play a pivotal role in promoting environmental sustainability.

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MAT governance: an evolving landscape

NGA's Sam Henson examines separation of layers, the role of the local tier, and whether size matters for multi academy trust governance

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Celebrating the best of school and trust governance

To celebrate the very best examples of school and trust governance, 23 finalists joined the NGA team at the House of Commons on 9 September for the Outstanding Governance Awards.

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Our survey says…

From the impact of COVID-19, to schools’ role in society and the appetite for exam reform, read the 10 key things we learned from NGA’s annual governance survey

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Physical future

Vicci Wells, national lead for the Youth Sport Trust, and chair of a MAT board sheds light on how focusing on physical education and activity in schools could bring enormous social benefits in the coming years’.

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