The National Governance Association (NGA) is an independent, not-for profit charity as well as the expert organisation for school and academy trust governance. Our charitable aim is to improve the educational standards and wellbeing of 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 and professional development services as well as through representing school governors, trustees and clerks and influencing in the national education arena.

Read the annual report of achievements 2020

The annual report shows the growth of our services and our wide reach to school and trust governing boards:

  • We reach 63% of boards through all our services
  • 51,580 members receive our weekly newsletter
  • Learning Link users completed 11,251 modules
  • 2,041 GOLDline advice queries resolved, up 11% from last year
  • 1,066 chairs and clerks currently taking the Leading Governance programmes
  • We work with 108 local partners to improve school governance  
  • 6,864 governors and trustees took part in the annual school governance survey

Listening to and being guided by the needs of our members is essential to NGA as a membership organisation so our annal report also demonstrates how we have responded to our members’ voice and the positive impact of what we do on governors, trustees and clerks.

Our priority areas for influencing policy and improving practice last year are covered, along with how we have represented the school governance community. Supporting governing boards in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic was a significant priority during 2020, and the annual report also explores how we did this.

Read the annual report of achievements 2020

Read previous annual reports of achievement:

Annual Report 2018/19

Annual report 2017/18

Annual report 2016/17

Annual Report 2015/16

Annual Report 2014/15

Annual Report 2013/14

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

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