Date and Time: 
Thursday, 4 November, 2021 -
17:30 to 18:30
United Kingdom
Event Type: 
Public Event

AoEA EduKIT - School Governance in the UK & USA: Compare and Contrast two very different systems

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The AoEA Keeping in Touch meeting is a way for all our members to share knowledge, best practice and have a forum where you can discuss with your peers any areas of concern or support you require.

Our next EduKIT is with Emma Knights OBE and Regina Paul, discussing Good Governance: What Makes the Difference in Challenging Times? 

Emma is Chief Executive of the National Governance Association (NGA) - the leading charity for guidance, advice, research, and professional development for school governors, trustees, clerks and other governance professionals. Emma is an accomplished writer and speaker on a range of school governance policy and practice topics. She has a particular interest in vision, culture and strategy; accountability; stakeholder engagement; disadvantage; ethical leadership; and diversity and inclusion and is author of NGA’s Chair’s Handbook. Prior to joining NGA in 2010, Emma was joint CEO of the Daycare Trust and before that, worked in a number of roles in the voluntary sector. She was a governor at a secondary school in Warwickshire for eight years. Emma was awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year's Honours list for services to education.

Follow Emma on Twitter @NGAEmmaK.

Regina H. Paul is an internationally recognised educational consultant with expertise in school board training, K-12 curriculum development and assessment, parent advocacy, and higher education access. She is most passionate about expanding educational opportunities for underrepresented populations. She co-hosted USACollegeChat, a free weekly podcast for parents, and wrote weekly at Parent Chat with Regina to help parents understand important issues in education today.
Regina has conducted projects in hundreds of large, small, urban, rural, rich, and poor school districts, and completed studies for more than 150 colleges in more than 40 states. She is the editor-in-chief of ArtWorks (a K-5 arts curriculum) and I Can Be... (a pre-K-8 career education curriculum). She was also editor-in-chief of curriculum objectives and assessments customized for the states of Texas, Kansas, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Michigan. She co-founded and managed the launch of City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology, the first Early College High School in New York City that combined Career and Technical Education with accelerated college enrollmentforunderrepresentedstudents.

She is co-author of Time for Curriculum, Curriculum and Assessment Policy: 20 Questions for Board Members, and The Educational Goals Survey with Henry M. Brickell and the co-author of How To Find the Right College: A Workbook for Parents of High School Students with Marie Segares. She has trained tens of thousands of teachers, principals, superintendents, and school board members for a variety of state and national professional associations, including the National School Boards Association, the American Association of School Administrators, the American Educational Research Association, and the National Governors' Association (U.K.).