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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

02/10/19: A new social media trend called 'sadfishing' is harming the mental health of children according to a new study by Digital Awareness UK (DAUK). Sadfishing is a growing trend where people make exaggerated claims about their emotional problems to generate sympathy, leaving those with genuine problems seeking support online often facing criticism and bullying.
02/10/19: The school teachers' pay and conditions document 2019 and guidance on school teachers' pay and conditions has been published by DfE - valid from September 2019.
02/10/19: Kings College London research suggests good quality parenting programmes should be widely available to help reduce antisocial behaviour and improve school attainment by encouraging care giving that leads to secure attachments.
02/10/19: The government has announced a series of measures to transform technical education.
02/10/19: With a firm conviction that managing behaviour is key to the quality of education, Ofsted are conducting a programme of research to study how schools are managing challenging behaviour. In this commentary, Ofsted report on the first phase of this programme.
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