The Governing Chatters Podcast

What you need to know about the White and Green papers

April 7, 2022

In our latest episode, Emma Knights is joined by Sam Henson and Steve Edmonds to discuss the recently published white paper ‘Opportunity for all: Strong schools with great teachers for your child’ sets out the government’s vision for the future of education which was swiftly followed by the green paper, 'SEND review, Right Support, Right Place, Right Time'.

Emma, Sam and Steve discuss what was included, what boards need to know and what NGA would like to have seen included.

If you would like to find out more about either the white or green paper, we are running webinars in the summer term. You can find out more at Our Governance Leadership forums in the summer term will be focusing on the white paper and we are delighted that Paul Cohen - Deputy Director, Governance and Trust Development Division, Department for Education will be joining us to discuss the implications of the paper. You can book your place at the forums at

For more information on our view of the papers, you can read our information sheets and reaction at

You can read Sam Henson’s blog on local governance on our blog page at  

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