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Ofsted inspectors meeting governors During your last Ofsted inspection, how many governors attended the discussion with inspectors?

The National Governors' Association is the national membership organisation for state-funded school governors and trustees in England.

The NGA seeks to represent school governors and trustees from all state funded schools; including those from LA maintained schools and academies in England.

The National Governors’ Association (NGA) is an independent charity that aims to improve the educational standards and well-being of children and young people through supporting and promoting outstanding governance in all state-funded schools, including academies and free schools. The NGA is not aligned to any political party. We work closely with, and lobby, government and the major educational bodies to ensure that the views of governors are fully represented in the national arena.

As the only national body solely for school governors and trustees, we take our responsibilities seriously; we want to represent all governors and trustees as effectively as possible. You can make your governing body’s voice heard by joining the NGA. 
The NGA supports local governor associations and governing bodies, lobbies ministers and policy makers on all policies that impact schools and offers high-quality guidance, information, conferences and advice for governors and governance professionals. The NGA facilitates effective communication with our members, tailored to the requirements of governors. Our range of communications includes our bi-monthly magazine Governing Matters, a weekly e-newsletter, bulletin board for local associations and regular events and conferences.

Governors and trustees can join the NGA as individuals or as members of a government maintained governing body; this includes academies, free schools and city technology colleges. Local governor associations may also join the NGA. Local authorities, education organisations and education businesses can also support the work of the NGA as corporate partners.

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