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Governing bodies are the key strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school and academy.

They are also a key part of the overall system for school accountability.

Governing bodies have a vital role to play in:

  • Driving up school and pupil performance
  • Ensuring that resources are used well, to give every child the best possible education

Norfolk governance survey feedback 2020

Thank you to everyone that contributed to the "The Governance of Norfolk Schools Survey" which took place from July to August 2020.

We have analysed the results and have been able to gain valuable insight into the challenges you and your boards face, and what support and resources you will need moving forward.

We are pleased to now be able to share with you a narrative that paints a picture of your experience of governance in Norfolk and our plans to support you.

Feedback is at the heart of our transforming service, and we would like to again thank those who took the time to share their views with us.

Services, products and training to support governors

Privacy notice for Governors in Local Authority maintained schools

This privacy notice provides details on how we, Norfolk County Council’s Governance Service Team, use your personal information for the purposes of compliance with regulatory and statutory duties associated with the governance and management of schools. By ‘use’ we mean the various ways your personal information may be processed including storing and sharing the information.


Norfolk Governance Network (NGN) is the representative organisation for state school governors and trustees from local authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools in Norfolk.