Surrey Governance Association



These pages are designed to help inform and support Surrey's Governors, Trustees and others interested in the Governance of our schools. It is a platform to facilitate the flow of information to each other and to support collaboration as a key tool in the improving of Governance and therefore educational standards across the county.

We believe it is essential for all the agencies and the stake holders to work in close association with open shared communication in order to achieve the best possible education for every child in the county and to assist all those who share that intent to achieve their goals.

By using this site you agree to the Terms and Conditions of use as laid out in our ‘About’ pages.


The Autumn Bulletin is here to read with many interesting and important articles for governance.
Featuring Articles and infomation from
Cognus - DFE - NGA - Ofsted - SAfE -
Strictly Education 4S - Surrey CC - SGA

SGA SITE MAP

The bubble buttons are accessed by clicking on the text in the centre and in many respects are self-explanatory. a quick scroll should find what you are looking for but if you can’t please let us know and well see if there is a demand for the topic and if it is of a help to governance, we will include it.

Home - welcome, useful guides and constants

News - news current and consultations

Training - training programmes course dates
Bulletins - full articles and Items between publication

About - constitution executive what we do

DfE - items from DFE and link to their website

Contact -all the support contact details that you may need

Meetings - dates and details of meeting and conferences

Ofsted - Items from Ofsted, link to their site and reports
SCC - Links to schools bulletin website and education

Archive - store for old but useful information

Membership - details of membership etc

Your chat - opportunity to chat to fellow governors

NGA - links to information and news from NGA

? - Ask questions or offer answers to questions asked

Schools - space for schools to promote or seek services

SGA - useful tips anecdote and notes

COVID Guidance

COVID-19: guidance for educational settings

Updated 28 February 2020
This guidance will assist schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents or carers regarding follow link

There is also this useful public health poster which you can download

Visit News for the latest education information consultations, reports and up to date News Items

For our current articles, reports, thinking and to join in our debates on education go to Bulletins

Find on the page knowledge with listings of meetings, conferences and governance training

Calling our support governors, ASGs or those governors with a little time to offer.

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Current consultations

Under this link on the news page and sometimes on the news page itself are the latest consultations inviting interested parties to take part. most are open to Governors and Trustees whose contribution are welcome and valuable.

Updates from SCC

The Schools Bulletin has many interesting articles for all Governors. Direct links are available on the cross bar on the news page and some of the more interesting are featured in the SCC page in the navigation bar at the top and bottom of each page

Updates from NGA

Direct links are available on the cross bar on the news page and some of the more interesting are featured in the NGA page in the navigation bar at the top and bottom of each page

Updates from DfE

Direct links are available on the cross bar on the news page and some of the more interesting are featured in the DfE page in the navigation bar at the top and bottom of each page

Updates from Ofsted

Direct links are available on the cross bar on the news page and some of the more interesting are featured in the Ofsted page in the navigation bar at the top and bottom of each page

The Governance Handbook 2019

The 2019 latest update of the Governance Handbook this is also available to download from the training page.Read More...



Interested in Governance?

We are always looking for new governors to swell our ranks and perform some important functions in the Surrey education system currently a new developing Schools -Led System. Read more...

Why are you in School Governance?

You may think what sort of impertinence is in that question, after all what I do with my time and money is up to me. True but the question I am asked most by governors and trustees especially those in their first phase of governance often goes like this. ‘What can I do to make a positive differ- ence and how do I know I am making a difference, for my school and its children’? Read more...

The Nolan Principles

1. Selflessness Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.

2. Integrity Holders of public office must Read more...




The Purpose of Governors

1. The purpose of Governors is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

2. All boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:

- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.


The challenge of the century for all in Surrey Governance

An article by Geoffrey Hackett listing some of the potential challenges to some Governors in some schools today the question is do any of these affect you?