Which membership is right for you?

There are several different types of NGA membership, each offering different benefits which are summarised in the table below. Click on the benefits down the left hand side to find out more. 

If you have any questions about membership, just give us a call on 0121 237 3780 or email our membership team. If you're ready to join, you can sign up online, or, if you'd prefer, you can download an application form:

Governing board application form

Corporate application pack and form

For local associations, fees are on a sliding scale so you will need to ring the office the find out about pricing. 

  Individual governor Standard Governing Body GOLD Governing Body Corporate Local association
NGA Guides Member discount Member discount One FREE pack and member discount Member discount Member discount
Governing Matters’ Magazine One copy delivered to home address Two copies sent to school, three to governors’ home addresses Sent to home addresses of all members of governing body Up to 10 copies Up to 25 copies to the executive committee
Weekly E-Newsletter
Access to members’ area of website For up to 10 members of staff.
NGA AGM Conference One free place One free place Three free places Two free places Three free places
NGA Policy Conference Places cost £60 One free place Three free places Two free places Three free places
Regional Meetings One free place One free place Three free places Two free places Three free places
Access to Goldline
Free NGA/ Educare training
Annual cost from 1 April 2016 £39 £79 £260 £288 Fees vary, enquire for details
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Terms and conditions

  1.  ‘Governor’ and ‘trustee’ are interchangeable.
  2. Your membership covers 12 months, and is not refundable.
  3. Prices may be subject to change in April each year
  4. Schools can register up to 25 governors or trustees on their membership, corporate members up to 10 employees.
  5. It is up to you to update the details held by the NGA. You can do this by emailing membership@nga.org.uk. In signing this form, you accept responsibility for providing the email addresses of the governors, trustees and employees listed on the membership. An email address is required to receive the newsletter and bulletin board, and access the website.
  6. NGA will use your details for membership purposes only and to keep you up to date with other NGA work. We won’t give or sell your details to any 3rd party for anything other than membership benefits.
  7. All members get discounts on NGA publications.
  8. Events are on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee members a place at every event. Early bookings are recommended
  9. Additional places at events over the membership allowance will be charged at £60 (inc VAT) per place. If you book onto an event but do not attend (without informing us) you will be charged a non-attendance fee of £60.
  10. Only GOLD members are entitled to advice.
  11. In joining the NGA, you agree not to pass on our guidance to third parties, with the exception of the bulletin board.
  12. Terms and Conditions are subject to change.