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 4/5th December 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 01/06/2019.

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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