New survey into the current state of school governance in English schools
The NGA in partnership with the University of Bath and the Education and Employers Taskforce, have launched a survey into the current the state of school governance. The report to be published 15th May 2014 coincides with a new alliance to support and promote school governance. Click here for more.
NGA External Reviews of Governance
The NGA review framework has been developed to respond to Ofsted judgements which identify governance issues. The review process is suitable for governing bodies who wish to commission an independent view of governance practice, especially if they are looking to move to ‘outstanding’, or if there are other issues. Please click here fore more information.
Find out more about GEL
Governor E-Learning (GEL) is an online learning experience providing school governors with a flexible way to access information and training. GEL supplies high-quality, accurate and value-for-money learning through: learning modules, supporting documents and hot topics. Together these ensure the required support is available to you at your convenience enabling you to be an effective Governor. Click here for more.
Chairs of Governors’ Leadership Development Programme
Delivered nationwide by The NGA and ELC under licence from the NCTL in partnership with Local Authorities, Teaching Schools and Academy Trusts. A Programme focusing on essential leadership competencies and experiences chairs will need to be highly effective leaders. Click here for more.
- Guidance Notes
- Governing Body Overview of Learning Modules Contained On GEL
- Headteacher Appraisal and Capability (Revised 2014)
- The Role of the Staff Governor (Revised 2014)
- School Teacher Appraisal and Capability (Revised 2014)
- Equality and Diversity (Revised 2013)
- Early Years Education (2013)
- New Ofsted Inspection Framework for Schools (2013)
- Pupil Premium (2013)
- National Training Programme for New Governors (Revised 2013)
- Post-16 Transport to Education and Training (April 2014)
- Home to School Travel and Transport (April 2014)
- ACAS Employment Law Update (March 2014)
- Children and Families Act 2014 (March 2014)
- Sixth-Form Colleges (March 2014)
- Closure of DfE Website (March 2014)
- Statutory Policies for Schools (March 2014)
- National Curriculum (February 2014)
- National Curriculum and Assessment (January 2014)
- School Teachers Review Body Report (February 2014)
Free 30 day trial
Being an effective governing body relies on fit for purpose training and support. Ofsted will expect schools to demonstrate that their governing body is effective with evidence. GEL can provide essential e-learning that fulfills these needs.
Sign up now for a 30-day free trial and see how GEL can help you.
Help with registering
If your Local Authority or individual school is on our list of subscribers you can sign up for a GEL account here.
Go to the 'Membership Tab' at the top of the GEL homepage to check - then proceed to the next steps.
Step 1 Click on the Register button below and complete the registration process by adding in your details.
Step 2 An automatic e-mail will be sent to your Local Authority or School who will approve your registration.
Step 3 Once approved you will then receive e-mail confirmation and can access GEL via the 'My Page' tab at the top of the GEL homepage.
Policies for Schools
Discounted subscription to Policies for Schools
We all know that keeping school policies up to date with the constant changes in government legislation is both tedious and time-consuming. In recognition of this, GEL has established a partnership with Policies for Schools, an online resource which provides over 240 downloadable model school policies covering a wide range of essential areas including Safeguarding & Welfare of Children, School Inspection, School Health and Safety and School Improvement.
GEL members who wish to subscribe will receive a discount of £20 off the current annual subscription of £195, which will include all new and updated school policies added to the site during the year's subscription available to download straight away.
Click on www.policiesforschools.co.uk for more information.
GEL & Academies
GEL and the Academies Alliance have formed a collaboration that gives GEL members free instant access to the network's wealth of guidance and information.
This will help your school governors gain a school-contextualised and balanced view of the potential advantages and disadvantages of academy conversion.
To access these resources click on the following links and follow the instructions:
for Primary Schools
for Secondary Schools