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I was sad to miss the NGAs conference in Liverpool last weekend.  Throughout the day I picked up on the live happenings via the #NGAConf Tweets thanks to a great group of people who were at the event, but I just knew that I was...

The National Governors' Association is the only independent representative body for schools governors from all state funded schools (LA maintained schools and academies) in England. It supports local governor associations and governing bodies, lobbies ministers and policy makers on all policies that impact schools and...

Modern Governor, working in partnership with the NGA, is pleased to announce the release of our second academy module, Academy Governance.   This module looks at the role and responsibilities of the Trust Body and Governing Body. It is divided into three sections looking at the constitution of...

Modern Governor was invited to attend the Knowsley Council School Governors'Conference last Friday and joined around 50 local governors in The Huyton Suite to hear from a range of speakers on the theme of Ensuring Quality. Steve Barker, National Leader of Governance started the day off...

The cover story for this month’s bulletin board is the release of the Ofsted School Data Dashboard On Wednesday 27 February 2013, Sir Michael Wilshaw, HMCI Ofsted, launched a new School Data Dashboard designed to support governors to hold their schools to account. The dashboard will provide a snapshot...

The cover story for this month’s bulletin board is How well are  secondary schools doing? Last week, the Department for Education (DfE) published the latest performance tables for secondary schools. The data show that at key stage 4, 59.4% of pupils in both maintained and independent schools...

The cover story for this month’s bulletin board is the Education Select Committee Inquiry into Governance. The House of Commons Education Select Committee has announced an inquiry into the role of governing bodies. This inquiry will look at the existing role of governing bodies, and the implications...

Has your governing body or clerk: Stepped up to challenges? Been instrumental in driving forward new projects and initiatives? Dealt with crises? Contributed to the wider community? Driven school improvement? Improved children’s education? Then you may wish to consider a nomination for the NGA Awards for Outstanding Governance. There are two awards,...

The September cover story focuses on composition of governing bodies and the new regulations. The new composition regulations for an LA maintained schools came into force on 1 September. If you wish to reconstitute your governing body, you will need to do so under these regulations....

The NGA  have been awarded a license by the National College to provide training for chairs and aspiring chairs of governing bodies. They are one of eighteen successful partnerships who will be working across England to provide the National College programme. Contact the NGA for more...

The August cover story focuses on Twenty Key Questions to challenge a governing body which aims to engage as many governing bodies as possible in a simple exercise to reflect on their practice. (Read our blog which can be viewed here) and download the document from the...

Strong governance is essential for good schools. Yet in too many schools, governing bodies are not effective or confident enough. The key role of governing bodies is to support and challenge headteachers in order to ensure pupils receive the best possible education; governing bodies also...

July’s cover story focuses on the new publication A Guide to Recruiting and Selecting Headteachers. NGA has worked with National College to update its resources on recruiting a headteacher and has published a short guide which can be downloaded here. The booklet includes information on what options...

Written in conjunction with the National Governors Association, Converting to Academy Status is the first in our series of modules aimed at Academies. Academies are classed as 'independent' state schools. They are charitable companies limited by guarantee. Rather than being directly funded and accountable to...

June’s cover story is the NGA TES Joint Survey: A Chance to Give Your Views. The survey is open to all governors, and is open until 11 June. This year the survey includes questions about academies, performance management and local authority cuts. The June bulletin also looks at...

May's cover story looks at the All Party Parliamentary Group on School and College Governance. The groups next meeting is on May 21st and will be used to consult on a draft of twenty questions which can be used by school and academy governing bodies to...

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...

We're delighted to announce that this year Modern Governor will again be sponsoring the National Governors' Association (NGA). NGA support local governor associations and governing bodies, lobby ministers and policy makers on all policies that impact schools and offer high-quality guidance, information, conferences and advice for...

Last week at a ceremony at the House of Commons Lord Hill, Minister for Schools, presented the National Governors’ Association awards for Outstanding Governance. Lord Hill said: “Many school governors and clerks make an outstanding contribution to the job of running their own school and of helping to set...

The Commons Education Committee has called for Ofsted to be split in two. "Splitting Ofsted into two new organisations—the Inspectorate for Education and the Inspectorate for Children’s Care—will help to focus and improve inspection in this country." The report agrees with Baroness Perry when she said that Ofsted...