Welcome

to the National Coordinators of Governor Services

Supporting Governance by

Effective governance

Support and enable the delivery of high quality services to governors to ensure effective governance.

Enable development

Provide a mechanism to ensure that Governor Service professionals have access to a range of professional development opportunities.

Facilitate discussion

Allow professionals to discuss and debate issues on a regional and national level through meetings and a regular annual conference.

How we work?

The National Co-ordinators of Governor Services (NCOGS) is a committee representing Local Authority providers of services to school governors and other governor support professionals. The committee is made up of Co-ordinators of Governor Services (COGS) from across the eight regional groups and is funded through subscription.

As a group, the COGS exist to support and enable the delivery of high quality services to governors and to ensure effective governance in schools. The committee also provides a mechanism for professionals working in Governor services to access a range of materials and development opportunities. It is the committee's responsibility to influence and initiate national policy by identifying common themes emerging from the regions and then to communicate the outcomes to support the continuous improvement of governor support services.

Most recent news items

13/03/19: As part of their Buying for Schools toolkit, DfE has added guidance on best practice for construction projects.
13/03/19: As you will have seen, there has been a lot in the media about online safety, and in particular MOMO. MOMO is a hoax. There is no evidence to say that any of the claims are true. Schools should always ensure that they use the best quality advice from organisations who have been involved in online safety for many years. Kent County Council's Online Safety Alerts - Think Before you Scare has useful guidance.
13/03/19: Music education needs to keep up with technology to reflect the reality of how young people engage with music, according to a report from the Music Commission Retuning our Ambition for Music Learning - Every Child Taking Music Further.
13/03/19: Nearly three in five young people believe UK education fails to equip them for the job market according to a recent IPSOS poll. The research concluded there was 'considerable scope for improvement in the way national education systems prepare young people for the job market'.
13/03/19: Around 96% of primary schools already offer some careers-related activities, and the Education Secretary has revealed that the DfE are working with Industry experts to produce support for primary schools in this important area.
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