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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

03/06/19: DfE have published a letter around school responsibilities for school food, highlighting issues raised by the Children's Future Food Inquiry.
03/06/19: The reception baseline assessment (RBA) being piloted later in 2019 is expected to be introduced in all state-funded primary schools in September 2020. The new assessment will enable the removal of Key Stage 1 tests at the end of Year 2.
03/06/19: An annual study by the University of Roehampton has found that fewer 16-year-olds in England are getting a computing qualification. It also said schools have cut back on time spent teaching the subject
03/06/19: The first 3 T Levels (digital production design & development, design surveying & planning and education) will be available at selected schools and colleges from September 2020. These will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and an industry placement.
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