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Together as one governance community, we’re raising standards and realising young people’s potential.

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NGA is the national membership association for governors, trustees and governance professionals in England’s state schools and trusts.

We empower those in school and trust governance with valuable resources, expert support and e-learning so that pupils can flourish.

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  • "My membership enables me to feel I belong to a national body that is providing for my needs and helping to shape and move governance forward nationally."


  • “NGA has a wealth of information available to support governor effectiveness.”


  • “NGA represents a valuable resource for experienced and non-experienced governors alike.”


  • “NGA Gold Advice instils a great deal of confidence in those drawing on the advice with wide-ranging knowledge and expertise.”

    Cheshire East Council

  • “I have valued the opportunity to join seminars. Useful for networking and updates.”

    Chadsmoor Federation

  • “Welcome to Governance, Welcome to a MAT and The Chair's Handbook cannot be too highly recommended.”


  • Outstanding quality and very useful in enhancing my knowledge.


    NGA Learning Link e-learning

  • The most valuable support has been training, support, and updates. Would recommend it to others as good value for money.

    Farnborough Spencer Academy

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    Why join?

    We have a variety of membership packages to suit your needs and support you in your governing role. Benefits include:

    Gold Advice

    Expert, confidential and independent governance advice

    Knowledge Centre

    Best practice guidance, templates, checklists, insights and much more


    Helpful guides for both experienced and new governors and trustees

    Governing Matters

    Membership magazine providing essential reading on strategic leadership

    Weekly e-newsletter

    The best way to keep up to date with important governance and education news

    Member events

    Join in, network and learn from your peers: there are over 30 events a year to choose from