The National Governance Association (NGA) is the expert organisation for school and trust governance. Our charitable aim is to improve the educational standards and wellbeing of children and young people by increasing the effectiveness of governing boards and promoting high standards.

In our annual report of achievements, we show how we meet this aim through our membership, professional development services and influencing work as well as through representing governors, trustees and governance professionals in the national education arena.

Read the annual report of achievements 2021

The 2021 annual report shows the breadth, reach and quality of our support for governing boards:

  • We reach 65% of boards through all our services
  • 58,360 members receive our weekly newsletter
  • Learning Link user numbers increased by 30%
  • 1,859 GOLDline advice queries resolved, up 14% from last year
  • 62 new or significantly updated resources added to the Knowledge Centre
  • 1,369 chairs and clerks are Leading Governance participants

Over the year, NGA has produced information and insight on a wide range of governance and education topics which are summarised in the report, alongside our work in areas of significant focus: multi academy trust governance, governance professionals and equality, diversity and inclusion.

The annual report also showcases NGA’s new work this year including the introduction of additional events for members, establishing a regional team and the delivery of new National Leaders of Governance support.

Read the annual report of achievements 2021

Read previous annual reports of achievement:

Annual report 2019/20

Annual Report 2018/19

Annual report 2017/18

Annual report 2016/17

Annual Report 2015/16

Annual Report 2014/15

Annual Report 2013/14

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  • NGA, 36 Great Charles Street, Birmingham, B3 3JY
  • Phone: 0121 237 3780 | Contact Us
  • Charity Number: 1070331 | Company Number 3549029

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