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9 June 2018

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

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

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

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 

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

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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19 July 2017

Nearly half of businesses have staff acting as governors

19 July 2017

A new study published in July shows that nearly half of businesses in the UK (44%) have staff acting as governors. The data comes from the 10th Annual Education and Skills Survey 2017 published by the CBI and education services company Pearson. Just over 80% of businesses that responded reported having some links with schools […]

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6 July 2017

Latest edition of School Leaders and Governing Boards: What do we expect of each other?

6 July 2017

The National Governance Association (NGA), the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and the Local Government Association (LGA) have collaborated to produce a new edition of the popular guidance document: ‘What Governing Boards Should Expect from School Leaders and What School Leaders Should Expect From Governing Boards’. […]

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3 March 2017

Inspiring Governance with the Wellcome Trust

3 March 2017

Since the launch of Inspiring Governance in November 2016 we’ve heard from recruiters and volunteers alike, all extremely interested in our school governance recruitment and support service, and keen to get involved. Due to this demand we were delighted last week to be able to hold an event to bring together recruiters, prospective governors and […]

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