Annual Conference 2019

We are really excited to announce the first details about the 2019 NCOGS Annual Conference!

Please SAVE THE DATE! The Annual Conference has been a great success in previous years and we hope you will join us to help make another great occasion. The Conference will take place on 7th November 2019 at the DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre; we will be welcoming back Laura McInerney and running an extended question. The day before the conference, we hope to be able to offer you two workshops, a drinks reception, evening meal and accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.

We expect to take bookings for the conference from 08/03/2019.

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:


Effective Governance in Challenging Times

Date: 1st November 2018

Location: De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre

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Governance - Delivering Support in an Evolving Educational Landscape

Date: 1st November 2017

Location: Stoke Rochford Hall

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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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