Annual Summer Conference

Winners or White Elephants?

Relevance of governors in a changing educational environment 

was held on Saturday 20th May 2017 

There was a presentation bEmma Knights - Chief Executive – National Governance Association followed by our Key note speaker Fiona Millar.

There was then a question and answer session with our panel of experts:-

Fiona Millar,

Emma Knights,

Margaret Libreri (Service Director – Education, Early Start and Prevention, BMBC),

Raj Unsworth (Chair – PRIDE MAT) and

Mark Wilson (CEO – Wellspring Academy Trust)

The full conference programme and all presentations can be can be viewed and downloaded from the attachments below.

fiona about       

Fiona Millar is a British journalist, school governor and campaigner on education and parenting issues. She is a former adviser to Cherie Blair. She contributes to Education Guardian and the Local Schools Network website



Emma Knights    Emma Knights is Chief Executive of the National Governance Association (NGA) - the leading charity for guidance, research, advice and training for school governors and trustees

A few photos from the conference:

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Winners or White Elephants Conference attendees
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Fiona Millar's presentation Our panel




Download this file (2017 May Barnsley Governors Association.pdf)2017 May Barnsley Governors Association.pdf[Emma Knights' presentation]2103 kB
Download this file (Programme Conf 2017.pdf)Programme Conf 2017.pdf[Conference Programme]273 kB
Download this file (Winners or White Elephants.pdf)Winners or White Elephants.pdf[Fiona Millar's presentation]193 kB