14 September 2018

Guidance published on the role of members in academy trusts

Guidance published on the role of members in academy trusts

14 September 2018

The National Governance Association (NGA) has published new guidance designed to clarify the differences between members of single and multi-academy trusts and the role of trustees. This distinction has been ‘widely misunderstood for a number of years’, according to Sam Henson, head of information at the NGA. The guide, which can be accessed here, outlines: […]

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25 July 2018

New Academies Financial Handbook published

New Academies Financial Handbook published

25 July 2018

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has updated the Academies Financial Handbook. The Handbook sets out the financial management, control and reporting requirements that apply to all academy trusts.

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13 July 2018

CIPD encourages HR professionals to go back to school

CIPD encourages HR professionals to go back to school

13 July 2018

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has called on its members to volunteer their expertise as school governors. An article in People Management, their in-house magazine, describes how HR professionals who take on school governance roles are addressing the serious shortage of school governors, and helping schools. HR professionals are important to schools […]

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9 June 2018

Secretary of State and IoD call on employers to support school governance

Secretary of State and IoD call on employers to support school governance

9 June 2018

We are delighted that the Secretary of State for Education and the Institute of Directors are calling on employers to encourage their staff to become school governors. Addressing the National Governance Association Summer Conference in Manchester, Damian Hinds thanked governors for their hard work and commitment.  At the same time, he made a plea for […]

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9 June 2018

Everyone on Board: New national campaign launched to encourage more diversity on governing boards

9 June 2018

In partnership with the National Governance Association (NGA), we are delighted to announce the launch of our Everyone on Board campaign, which aims to encourage more people from diverse backgrounds to volunteer to become school governors or trustees. The campaign features six serving governors sharing their personal experiences on the importance of becoming governors in local schools. […]

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7 June 2018

Joint letter to celebrate school governors and trustees

Joint letter to celebrate school governors and trustees

7 June 2018

It’s national Volunteers’ Week and we want to celebrate and thank every one of the quarter of a million people who give their time freely to help ensure pupils in state schools achieve. We want to thank everyone who has signed up to become a school governor, those who are already governors and those who […]

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4 May 2018

Have your say in the biggest school governance survey of the year

Have your say in the biggest school governance survey of the year

4 May 2018

To build a picture of who is governing our schools, understand governance practice and discover the impact of government policies on schools, the National Governance Association (NGA) has once again joined forces with Tes Magazine to survey the quarter of a million volunteers governing the nation’s schools. It’s the biggest governance survey in the country, […]

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23 April 2018

New campaign urges employers to support local school governance and develop their staff

New campaign urges employers to support local school governance and develop their staff

23 April 2018

Inspiring Governance has launched a national campaign urging employers across England to support local school governance. The campaign highlights how organisations, individuals and young people can all benefit from employees volunteering as school governors. Spearheading the campaign is a short film in which school children describe the urgent need for more people to volunteer as […]

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14 April 2018

School resource management: top 10 planning checks for governors 

School resource management: top 10 planning checks for governors 

14 April 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) has published new guidance to help governors and senior staff manage resources efficiently. The guidance explores key areas such as staff pay, class sizes, and school improvement plans – and can be used in the annual budget planning cycle and when looking ahead at the 3 to 5 year position. Governors can […]

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20 February 2018

New guide encourages governing boards to get the right people around the table

New guide encourages governing boards to get the right people around the table

20 February 2018

National Governance Association (NGA) has updated and relaunched its well-received guide the right people around the table. With practical guidance and suggestions, the new guide is a must-read for governing boards looking to recruit and retain skilled governors or trustees. There are an estimated 250,000 people volunteering as school governors and trustees in state-funded schools […]

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