Annual Conference 2017

We are really excited to announce the details of the 2017 NCOGS Annual Conference!

The Annual Conference has been a great success in previous years and we hope you will join us to help make another great occasion.

Conference flyer Booking form

Before the conference

On the evening before the conference there will be a choice of three different twilight workshops between 4:45pm and 6:15pm at Stoke Rochford Hall. The cost for a workshop is £20, payable to NCOGS as part of your booking.

The workshop will be followed by a drinks reception and dinner from 7pm onwards at Stoke Rochford Hall. The drinks reception and dinner costs £28, payable to NCOGS as part of your booking.

The conference day

The conference will take place at Stoke Rochford Hall, Lincolnshire, on 1st November 2017 and is scheduled to run from 10:00am and to finish by 4:15pm. The cost of the conference is £95, payable to NCOGS as part of your booking.

Travel and overnight accommodation

You can book overnight accommodation at Stoke Rochford Hall for £76.50 for a standard bedroom per night including breakfast. When booking, please quote the NCOGS annual conference for the specified rate; to avoid disappointment, we recommend booking your accomodation quickly.

The telephone number is: 01476 530 337 or you can email

Directions to Stoke Rochford Hall can be obtained here:

Transport and contact information

Previous annual conferences

An Annual Conference has been held since 2006 generating a lot of useful information. You can find the details of each Conference and any related documentation by clicking on the relevant link below:


Supporting Governors in a School-Led System

Date: 3rd November 2016

Location: Media City, Salford

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Supporting Governors in a School-Led System

Date: 8th October 2015

Location: National College, Nottingham

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Supporting Governors in Changing Times

Date: 9th October 2014

Location: National College, Nottingham

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Effective Governance in a Changing World

Date: 10th October 2013

Location: Park Inn by Radisson, North Street, York

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Leading Governors: Delivering Excellence

Date: 4th October 2012

Location: Birmingham City Conference Centre, Birmingham

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Holding schools to account: meeting the needs of governors

Date: 12th - 13th October 2011

Location: Palace Hotel, Manchester

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Strengthening Governance

Date: 13th - 15th October 2010

Location: Jury's Inn, Birmingham

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21st century governance: enabling COGS to meet the challenges of governing 21st century schools

Date: 1st - 3rd October 2009

Location: Strand Palace Hotel, London

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Empowering governors as leaders

Date: 3rd - 5th October 2008

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

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Governance for a change: creating the future using today's research

Date: 7th - 9th October 2007

Location: Royal York Hotel, York

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Extending the agenda: making sense of change

Date: 4th - 6th October 2006

Location: Brighton

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