Bringing Reading Schools Closer Together


Welcome to RBC’s new Lead Councillor for Education: Ruth McEwan

The new administration of RBC was approved on 26th May and our new Lead Councillor for Education & Public Health is Ruth McEwan, of Church Ward.

Ruth has been confirmed to speak at our forthcoming Summer Conference… Read more →

Reading’s new Director of Education announced

Today Brighter Futures for Children announced the appointment of Brian Grady as our new permanent Director of Education from 1st May. Please find below a personal message from Brian: Dear colleagues, I am pleased to introduce myself as Director of Education… Read more →

BFfC announces the retirement of our Director of Education

As most school opened their doors yesterday to pupils for the first day of the academic year, BFfC announced the startling news that Professor Doctor Kate Reynolds, Director of Education, Research and Business Development is retiring on 30th September…
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Reading SEND provision is improving

The inspection report from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission visit to Reading in June is out.  In a substantially positive report, the main findings are:
The quality of care and help for children and young people with SEND is improving. Leaders have an … Read more →

CVCC Agenda published

For all current and aspiring Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Governing Boards, and their Clerks: the new academic year has started and now it’s time to switch back from holiday to governor mode.  Our network meeting will recap those areas which boards should be prioritising … Read more →

2021-22 RGA events brochure out now

Our training brochure for 2021-22 is ready and we are already taking bookings.

As with last year, our events have been designed and presented to complement governance services offered by our partner BFfC, so all your local provision is … Read more →

Recruiting National Leaders of Governance now!

The NGA has just announced the start of its project to recruit NLGs for September.  There is a tight window for applications, which closes on 29th July at 9am.

Being an NLG is an opportunity to further impact the education and wellbeing of children and young … Read more →

Notice of RGA Annual General Meeting

Dear members,

In accordance with the Reading Governance Association Constitution agreed on 26th June 2019, section 8.(i), the Executive Committee hereby gives notice of the Annual General Meeting, to be held on 29th June 2021, via MS Teams… Read more →

How and why should school governors support staff mental health and wellbeing?

By now you’ll be all too aware of the pressures the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on all those involved in education. As schools are confronted with more challenging weeks ahead, Governors for Schools has launched a Wellbeing Governors campaign, focusing … Read more →

Hello From Our New Clerk

Hello, my name is Hazel Archer and I have recently joined the RGA team as Clerk. Those of you who have been Clerks or Governors for some years will remember me from my time with Governor Services for Reading Borough Council. I am currently working as … Read more →


AGM & Summer Conference
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The Wren School, 61-63 Bath Road, Reading, RG30 2BB