NGA & TES survey 2017 and Workshop Info

 -:  “NGA, TES and Effective Financial Management to Ensure Best Value"

Dear Colleagues/Governors,

The National Governance Association has once again joined forces with TES magazine to survey the nation’s governors and trustees. Five thousand responded last year, and this year they’re hoping to hear from even more!

The survey takes roughly 20 minutes to complete and will close on Monday 17th July.

Take the survey!- click this link-

The survey is open to all governors, trustees, and academy committee members in England, including headteachers, so please forward this email to colleagues. Clerks, please pass the word on to your governing boards.

Findings from the survey are invaluable to NGA’s work lobbying the government on key governance issues such as the current funding crisis. They’re also used to inform our guidance, advice, and training to support great school governance. To find out more about the impact of last year's survey, click here!

The survey aims to build a picture of who is governing our schools, of governance practice, and to understand the impact of government policies on schools. This includes key issues such as the current crisis in school funding, and the findings will be vital as we continue to campaign for the overall size of the schools budget to be increased.

Which leads nicely onto the Effective Financial Efficiency training session that we are holding at Priestnall School on Wednesday 5th July. There are still places available for this interactive session, which will aim to arm you with practical tips and strategies to get the most out of the money that your schools receive, and where to look for new money.

The event will start with Registration and Food from 5.45pm. The GOVAS AGM will take place from 6.15pm, and the workshop will start at 6.30pm. -you can register here for this workshop -

GOVAS currently have 3 vacancies on it’s management board, along with 2 co-opted vacancies, and we would love to hear from prospective volunteers, either before, or at the AGM.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Stu Foster



Become a GOVAS Management Committee Member - we are a happy and contented bunch, but we could do with a few more friends. We meet three, or four, times a year, usually at the Town Hall. Our main visible event is the conference, but we also meet with council officers once a term and represent governors on a number of committees and we are looking to establish workshops/seminars to complement the LA training programme. To join the management committee, you do not need to have been a governor for over ten years, have a beard, or wear sandals. You do not need to be a Chair of governors, or even aspire to be. We just want governors who are prepared to give up a bit more of their time; to provide a fresh outlook; and to be able to speak up for governors within and outside of Stockport. Please contact us through

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