News

Ministers urged to rule on governance board conflict issue as trustees resign in protest

Governance experts have warned against a “fundamental conflict of interest” of school leaders also being trustees after all the...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Boosting finances a main driver for half of trusts that expand

Around half of academy trusts say boosting their finances is one of the main drivers to take on more...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Chairs of governors at odds with boards over workload

The organisation that represents school governors has warned of a “disconnect” on workload between chairs and their boards. A...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

Removing parent governors will be seen as power grab to stifle dissent

Three years ago the then education secretary Justine Greening announced she was dropping her predecessor’s proposal to remove the...

John Dickens
EMMA KNIGHTS
News

MAT chairs work more than double recommended hours, study finds

Chairs of trustees work the equivalent of a fifth of a full-time job running academy trusts, a new study...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Schools urged to nominate governors and trustees for NGA awards

Schools have just over a month left to nominate governors, trustees and clerks for the National Governance Association’s prestigious...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson