In praise of the NGA

Oh, yes – feel the love each February 14th ……

Wanting a warm, meaningful and supportive partnership? Looking for someone you can depend on, who really understands your needs, and who can offer you something special? Are you making the most of the relationship you already have?

You may see where this is leading, and it’s not to the lovey-dovey Valentine’s Day stuff.

The relationship I want to celebrate is the one offered by the National Governors’ Association. Their mission is to represent all school governors and trustees in England. They are an independent charity that aims to support and promote good governance in our schools; they have contacts with ministers, policy makers and education organisations. They also run national conferences, and a number of regional events, and can provide a consultancy service for training and external reviews of governance.

As a personal tribute to the sterling work of the NGA, I have created a “songette” in their honour. It is completely unauthorised by them, but I do hope that you and the folk at NGA Towers, in Great Charles Street, Birmingham, will feel able to sing along to the tune. It’s a catchy little number from my youth ….. (words are below)

Governors, there’s no need to feel down.
I say, Governors, you can let go that frown.
I say, Governors, down in Birmingham town
There’s a place that will make you happy.
.
Governors, there’s a site you can go.
I said, Governors, if there’s stuff you don’t know –
You can look there, and I’m sure you will find
Great advice and save yourself time.
.
It’s great to join up with my NGA
Become a member of my NGA!
They have everything for a governing board,
You can delve in their treasure hoard!

Become a member of my NGA –
It’s great to join up with my NGA
You can make yourself wise, you can get good advice,
You can find what you need in a trice!

Governors, are you listening to me?
I say, Governors, what’s your school gonna be?
I say, Governors, you’ve a vision to steer
Do you know you’ve got the right idea?

No board can do it all by itself.
I say, Governors, put your pride on the shelf,
And just go there, to the great NGA
I’m sure they can help you today.
Yes, it’s good to be with my NGA

It’s great to join in with my NGA

They have everything for a governing board,
You can hardly them not afford …. (ahem)

So be a member of my NGA –
It’s good to join in with my NGA!

You can make yourself wise, you can get good advice,
You can find what you want in a trice!

Governors, you could also go “Gold”
See the extras and I think you’ll be sold.
You just ring them – and they’ll answer you live
You’ll feel so good you’ll want to jive!

Way back, someone came up to me,
And said, Clerkie, go online and you’ll see
The great website of the fab NGA.
It will point you the right way

Become a member of my NGA –
It’s great to join up with my NGA

They have everything for a governing board,
You can delve in their treasure hoard!

My NGA, you’ll find it through my NGA

Governors and clerks, there’s no need to feel down.
Governors and clerks, you can let go that frown

My NGA, you’ll find it at my NGA …………………………….. (etc)

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