Gold membership


NGA GOLD membership

We understand the challenges involved in developing strong standards of practice in governance and support academy trust governors in gaining the right skills and knowledge by providing expert guidance, support, training and advice.

How to join NGA and access GOLD membership benefits

Schools and academies are joining the NGA as GOLD members to access its range of governance benefits.

For only £260 per year, GOLD members of NGA receive:

  • Goldline advice service: Exclusive to GOLD members. Access to NGA’s independent and confidential advice service. Our advice team is available to deal with any queries you may have, big or small. We provide advice on matters relating to: governance roles and responsibilities; admissions; exclusions; staffing and disciplinary issues; constitution of the board; conflicts of interest; multi academy trusts, and education law.

"It's a fantastic service, providing instant answers on such a wide range of topics." Member

"Great service.  Expert help when we needed it." Member 

  • Our advice service is supported by leading education law firm Browne Jacobson.
  • Guidance Centre: Exclusive access to the website for up to 25 governors or trustees. NGA’s online Guidance Centre provides essential information on all aspects of school governance and practical resources including sample documents, information summaries, insights, checklists and case studies.

"It is an invaluable source of reliable information and guidance."  Member

  • Governing Matters magazine: A high quality magazine with views, opinion and informative articles on all aspects of education and governance. Delivered to the home of all governing board members six times a year.

"The weekly newsletter and magazine help me to have an idea of the bigger picture." Member

“Welcome to Governance is a valuable resource for thousands of new governors.” Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools

"The chairs handbook was a useful tool for me when I was elected as vice chair, as it allowed me to understand what the role could be, should I wish to develop further within the governing body." Member

  • Governor Induction Certificate: Based on the Welcome to Governance guide, this certificate tests the knowledge of new governors. Up to six free certificates a year.
  • Weekly e-newsletter: A weekly e-newsletter to governors keeping you updated with the most important governance and education-related news, including policy announcements.
  • Events and conferences: Three free places at all NGA events and conferences. Share best practice and connect with the governance community.  Our conferences draw high profile speakers including government ministers and Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector.
  • Representation: Effective representation through NGA’s lobbying of government and educational bodies, which influences education policy and takes the lead on issues that matter to governors and governing boards.
  • Discounts: As a member of NGA, you can get up to 50% off on our leading governance guides and additional discounts of up to 25% on bulk orders.

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