The report of the largest survey ever undertaken on the state of school governance by the University of Bath and the National Governors’ Association was published and presented to government on 15th May 2014.

Based on a survey of over 7,500 school governors across England it estimates that the value of governors’ contribution to the education system at over £1bn. Governors of all types of schools took part, including academy governors.

Role of a school governor:

To contribute to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The 6th Edition of Welcome to Governance has arrived in the NGA offices. Covering governors in LA maintained schools and academies, the new edition goes through changes introduced last year to curriculum and assessment, funding (including pupil premium), data dashboards and Ofsted, and the School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) Regulations 2013. More details here.