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The Secret Governor may or may not be on your governing board. They may also continue to refer to it as a ‘governing body’, which may or may not be an attitude which Requires Improvement. They have indicated that this post represents a very personal...

This year our budget has been cut by £62k. Our responsibilities have increased. Next year the cut will be the same. Not in our governing body's name....

Details of a mini-series of Governor Live events aiming to help those involved in school governance & leadership understand financial management issues....

Professor John Howson explores some issues raised by the DfE's brief consultation period on the schools' national funding formula, aka "fairer funding"....

In this guest post Ben Kay explores what the changing environment in which schools operate means, and how being more businesslike might help them....

In the biggest change to further education in decades Matthew Hancock, Skills Minister has confirmed that further education colleges will be able to compete with schools for students aged between 14 and 16 from next September. A report published last year said that “colleges will...

The cover story for the April bulletin from the NGA is: "Stronger Governance Systems" In 2009, the then Department for Children, Schools and Families produced a programme designed to help governors improve the quality and impact of the contributions they make, so that they can support and...

[caption id="attachment_2942" align="alignleft" width="213" caption="Importance of teaching white paper"][/caption] More than a year has now passed since the Importance of Teaching white paper's provisions were enshrined in the Education Act 2011. The ISOS partnership has now released its interim report looking at how Local Authorities have...