Department for Education (DfE)Responsible for children’s services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England. Working to provide children’s services and education that ensure opportunity is equal for all, no matter what their background or family circumstances.
Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)The ESFA brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.
Gov.uk - School fundingSchool and academy funding - Free school meals, pupil premium and other school premiums, teacher training funding, school places.
Legislation.Gov.uk - Schools Standards and Framework Act 1988An Act to make new provision with respect to school education and the provision of nursery education otherwise than at school; to enable arrangements to be made for the provision of further education for young persons partly at schools and partly at further education institutions; to make provision with respect to the Education Assets Board; and for connected purposes.
Better GovernorThis website works with over 15,000 governors in more than 1,000 schools in England. They combine real-life experience of governance and clerking in maintained schools and academy trusts, with insight into education policy, legislation and practice relevant to governance, bringing what governors need to know, when they need to know it.
Governors for SchoolsExists to improve educational standards so that children and young people have the chance to realise their full potential.
National Governors Assosiation (NGA)The National Governance Association (NGA) is an independent charity representing and supporting governors, trustees and clerks in maintained schools and academies in England. The NGA’s goal is to improve the wellbeing of children and young people by increasing the effectiveness of governing boards and promoting high standards.
The Key for School LeadersThe Key provides high-quality, trusted information and online solutions to the education and wider public sector
Governance ForumMembers of the Federation can join the governance forum and email group – a space for you to ask questions and advice from your fellow members.
Schools WeekA website to stay ahead of the crowd on schools news, what the education secretary is planning or which school just got the best Ofsted ever!
Inspiring Governance Inspiring Governance connects skilled volunteers interested in serving as school governors and trustees with schools in England. It also provides free, expert support for volunteers and governing bodies, as well as for employers wanting to run programmes for their staff serving as school governors.
Birmingham City CouncilBirmingham City Council offers a variety of highly-valued services to schools across the county and, for the 2019/20 academic year, has an enhanced offer to include a number of new services, all available within one single point of access.