The Governing Chatters Podcast

2022 – The challenges ahead

September 15, 2022

As we start a new academic year, Emma Knights, Sam Henson and Steve Edmonds discuss the challenges schools are facing. With a new prime minister and secretary of state we explore what is sitting in the in-tray for the new ministerial team at the Department for Education, particularly the financial challenges schools are dealing with. We also explore the findings from NGA’s annual governance survey and outline what that means for MATs and explore the issues boards are facing recruiting volunteers.  

We want to hear your views and experience to help shape NGA's response to the emerging schools funding crisis. If you would like to share your story, please email 

If you would like to read the latest reports from our annual governance survey, you can find them at

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