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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

02/05/18: DfE has launched a consultation on home education (closes on 2 July 2018). The online survey includes these questions:

  1. * What steps might help reduce the incidence of schools reportedly pressuring parents to remove children to educate them at home?
  2. * Should there be a financial consequence for schools if a parent withdraws a child from the school roll to educate at home?

02/05/18: DfE have released a beta version of a data protection toolkit for schools, to support schools to manage data protection and implement the new data protection regulations.
02/05/18: Following their recent consultation on primary assessment, DfE has published an update on measuring progress in primary schools. The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has been chosen to deliver the new baseline test for reception children, which will be rolled out to all schools by the end of 2020.
02/05/18: `Twin classroom dilemma: to study together or separately?`, research led by Goldsmiths, University of London finds no strong evidence that putting twins (whether identical or non-identical) into different classes at school is better for them academically.
02/05/18: The parliamentary education committee has launched an inquiry into the level of school and sixth-form funding, to consider whether a 10-year plan is needed to preserve `high quality` education. They have also launched an enquiry into support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) - the deadline for written submissions is 14 June 2018.
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