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Our vision

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

09/03/18: Details of the recently procured governance development training for leadership and clerks have been published. Additional information for providers is available here.
01/03/18: In a speech at the Church of England Foundation for Education Leadership, Ofsted's Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman discusses tolerance, respect, diversity and faith schools.
01/03/18: DfE has published its response to their consultation on changes to free school meals and early pupil premium eligibility in light of the national roll out of universal credit.
01/03/18: A Barnados survey shows half of all schoolchildren aged 12-16 feel sad or anxious every week with 75% believing it would be helpful to have a professional such as a counsellor at school to talk to when they’re upset. School and worries about the future top the list of concerns.
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