The Governing Bodies Association (GBA) has welcomed the decision by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee to launch an inquiry into education funding in Northern Ireland. The inquiry is set to examine whether the current levels of funding allocated to education… To download the full press release click here.
The GBA have presented to the Education Committee on the Education Bill. To view the Hansard click here. Our position paper can also be accessed below. GBA Analysis of Education Bill – Nov 2012 – FNL
Platform Piece by John Hart – GBA Director Originally published in Belfast Telegraph – August 2012 Last week the Belfast Telegraph exposed the proposed appointment of governors to the board of a voluntary grammar school. Huge questions were raised over the background of some of those nominated by the Education Minister, but the Governing Bodies … Continue reading Governors independence key to successful schools
The GBA have published a position paper on PISA. To view the document click GBA PISA Dec 2011 FNL
The Governing Bodies Association have published a position paper on the Entitlement Framework. To view the document click GBA EF Paper – FNL webversion
The Governing Bodies Association is calling on the Department of Education to radically re-think its Entitlement Framework policy. After consulting with members the organisation representing 51 Voluntary Grammar Schools said there was a clear view amongst schools that the policy in its present form would be unworkable in light of budget cuts. The GBA said … Continue reading GBA – Entitlement Framework is unworkable
The Governing Bodies Association, the representative body for the Voluntary Grammar sector, has congratulated pupils in Northern Ireland on another outstanding performance at A-level. GBA Director John Hart said, “Once again Northern Ireland has significantly outperformed counterparts in England & Wales with another outstanding set of A-Level results. “We have seen yet again that Northern … Continue reading GBA congratulate NI A-level students on outstanding performance