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Elections to the NGA Board of Trustees 2019

NGA trustees are volunteer governors/ trustees from across England who are ultimately responsible for directing the affairs of NGA, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and delivering the charitable objective: improving the educational welfare of pupils by promoting high standards and improving governance in state schools.

The board comprises a talented mix of experienced school governors/trustees who bring to the table a wide range of valued business, education and charitable sector skills and knowledge. NGA’s board of trustees meets four times a year – three formal trustee meetings, and one strategy day. Meetings are held at NGA’s Offices in Birmingham, reasonable expenses are paid for travel and accommodation. 

Joining the NGA board of trustees is an exciting opportunity to shape the aims and objectives of the only national membership organisation for school governors, trustees and clerks in England. In doing so you will be making a valuable contribution towards improving the effectiveness of governing boards in both maintained schools and academies.

This year we need to elect trustees in the following areas: East Midlands, West Midlands and the North East. NGA uses the regions that are formerly referred to as the government office regions of England. If your school or trust is located in one of the vacant regions, or you are an individual member of NGA who lives in one of the vacant regions, then you are eligible for election.  

The election will take place at the Annual General Meeting of NGA to be held on Saturday 16 November 2019.

The board welcomes nominations from serving governors, trustees and clerks (at the time of their nomination and election) who are eligible to stand in the areas that are vacant and are committed to NGA’s aims and charitable purpose and have the generic skills essential to be a trustee.  

The board would particularly welcome nominations from individuals with skills/experience in the following areas: marketing and communications, estate management and experience of lobbying and campaigning, particularly at a national level. In common with many governing boards in schools and across the wider charity sector, NGA’s Board currently lacks diversity. NGA recognises that a more diverse range of trustees can help to: ensure a charity is fair and open in all its dealing, increase public confidence and accountability and can help strengthen decision-making by boards considering issues from more perspectives.

What should you do if you are interested in standing for election?

Before deciding standing for election you should read and take note of the following documents:

 If you decide to stand for election then please complete and submit a nomination form.

Nomination Form 

Nominations forms should be submitted no later than 17:00 on Friday 27 September 2019.

If you have any queries in the first instance please NGA’s Director of Advice and Guidance Steve Edmonds -

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