Bringing Reading Schools Closer Together

Chair’s Welcome

Welcome to the RGA website.  This is a place created by governors, for governors, to provide you with the latest local and national news, details of upcoming events and access to a wide range of resources.

The RGA is working in collaboration with Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) to agree the priorities for education in Reading and we support the current plan to embrace the Therapeutic Approaches to Learning Behaviour across the local authority.  During 2018/19, we have been working hard to increase the impact of our organisation – please read my latest Chair’s Report for a summary of our key activities this past year.

Whether you’re new to governance or an experienced chair, I hope you’ll find this site informative and we want to hear your views.  If something has gone really well in your school please tell us so we can share your best practice with others.  If you are facing a big challenge or worrying about a difficult decision, please get in touch.  Someone out there has been where you are and we are here to help.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our forthcoming events – please see our 2019/20 annual planner below.

Richard Rolfe


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NGA comes to Reading

28th February 2020

The NGA’s SE regional conference is being held in Friar Street, Reading on Saturday 28th March from 10:00 to 15:30.  RGA officers will be attending on your behalf, but if your governing body is a member of NGA, we strongly recommend you book to attend.

Exclusions from Reading schools continue to decline

11th January 2020

Contrary to a shameful editorial heading in yesterday’s Reading Chronicle, there were NOT “Thousands of Reading students excluded for violence”.

RGA Autumn Newsletter just out

10th December 2019

For a snapshot of what we have been up to this term, and what you might have missed, please read our latest newsletter here.

Thameside Primary continues to be Good under new Ofsted framework

6th December 2019

Congratulations to Thameside Primary School, whose Ofsted Report was published yesterday, on their Good judgement under the current inspection framework …

New ‘River Academy’ Secondary set to open September 2021

5th December 2019

As secondary pupil numbers continue to rise in Reading, there is a clear need for more capacity from 2021 onwards. Most existing secondaries have already …