Governing Matters September 2021
Explore the September 2021 issue of Governing Matters members' magazine. This issue features highlights on stakeholder engagement as the fourth core function of governance; the future of technology in the classroom; remote learning during lockdown and much more.
Take a look at some of our featured articles below and discover a whole range of news covering in-depth topics.
Diversity: Moving the Dial
Following the publication of our report on increasing participation in governance, NGA’s PR manager Kirstie Ebbs sets out some direction for boards to take practical action. NGA’s new report on increasing participation in school and trust governance, and the accompanying launch event, offers insight and solutions.
Stakeholder engagement: the fourth core function of governance
Nina Sharma, senior policy and research officer, Elizabeth Collin, senior PR officer and Sabreen Marashli, advice officer introduce stakeholder engagement as the fourth core function of governance
Edtech: Rise of machines
What will the increasing prevalence of technology in the classroom mean for our children’s futures? Philip Malsbury, IT architect and chair of governors at Mayplace Primary School, offers a balanced view
Recovery, risks and opportunities
Reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic, governors and trustees have shown how resilient they can be in the face of unprecedented challenge. Now, as we move away from this emergency, with some sense of normality returning to our schools from September, we are talking of recovery and looking towards repair.
Remote learning during lockdown
Trustee Paul Taylor-McCartney explains the findings of his research into lockdown e-learning in the Leading Edge Academy Partnership of schools in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
You asked, we delivered
Every year, NGA undertakes a membership survey to help inform and improve how we deliver the support our members need. Here are some of the improvements we’ve made since the last survey in November 2020.
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