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22 November 2018

Annual awards give deserved recognition for school governors

22 November 2018

People don’t serve as school governors and trustees for the plaudits, and yet the work that governing boards do up and down the country has the capacity to positively affect the lives and futures of young people. Inspiring Governance recognises the vital work that governors and trustees do – and we would like to thank […]

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24 October 2018

Inspiring Governance team up with the Institute of Directors to make business case for school governance

24 October 2018

On Wednesday 21st October Inspiring Governance joined forces with the Institute of Directors (IoD) to support the launch of their new report looking at the parallels between school and corporate governance. Dominic Judge, Director of Inspiring Governance co-delivered a webinar at the IoD designed to encourage major employers and their staff from the corporate, public […]

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18 October 2018

Inspiring Governance regional team meet young governors across England

18 October 2018

Throughout September, Inspiring Governance’s Regional Managers have been out across England engaging with members of the Young Governors’ Network (YGN). Set up by the National Governance Association (NGA), the YGN is a network designed specifically to assist governors under the age of 40 ‘to govern in schools by facilitating them to share their experiences, addressing […]

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25 September 2018

CBI makes the business case for school governance

25 September 2018

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has encouraged its members to ‘build stronger links with local schools and colleges’ by becoming school governors. In an article, published on the CBI website, Alister Bould, Head of Governance Programmes at Education and Employers, details the mutual benefits to businesses and schools of organisations becoming involved in school […]

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18 September 2018

Annual school governance survey published

18 September 2018

Today, the National Governance Association (NGA) and Times Educational Supplement (TES) have released their annual school governance report. The report gives thousands of governors the chance to voice their views and concerns about governance and the wider education system. According to Emma Knight, Chief Executive of the NGA, ‘despite the vital role that they play […]

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14 September 2018

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

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

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

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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