Governance

Claire Pannell is taking the law into her trust’s own hands

Claire Pannell reckons she might be the only person in the country with her job title. While many trusts...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Governance

4 in 5 governors fear for the financial future of their schools

One in ten will set deficit budget or go cap-in-hand to the ESFA to balance income and expenditure, finds...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Governance

Academy governors want greater role in headteacher management

Involving local governors in school leader oversight offers a 'richer picture' of performance, says NGA

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Governance

Diversity stats ‘not enough’ to boost school board representation

New government guidance 'encourages' schools to collect and publish governor and trustee diversity data

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Schools

DfE eyes building reserve army of academy troubleshooters

Ministers could revive an Academy Ambassadors-style trustee recruitment scheme, but with greater DfE control and fewer trusts eligible

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

DfE names and shames leaders banned from running schools

A list of 25 leaders banned from management and governance roles could help schools avoid them while recruiting

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Extend NLG programme to ‘good’ LA schools, review of reforms suggests

Evaluation of reformed governance support scheme finds 'positive' impact, but delays revealed and calls for 'preventative' expansion

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Schools

Governor vacancies hit six-year high as most boards report unfilled posts

The NGA says trusts and schools are struggling to recruit and boards are getting older - with just 1...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Governance ‘diminished’ in new inspections, Ofsted told

National Governance Association writes to Amanda Spielman to call for 'more informative' reports

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker