The National Governance Association is the national membership organisation for state-funded school governors and trustees in England.

We are an independent charity that aims to improve the educational standards and well-being of children and young people through supporting and promoting outstanding governance in all state-funded schools, including academies and free schools.We do this by providing information, advice and guidance; by undertaking research and by delivering face to face training, e-learning and consultancy services. We also run national conferences, and a number of regional events. 

The NGA is not aligned to any political party; we work closely with , and lobby, government and the major educational boies to ensure that the views of governors and trustees are fully represented in the national arena. 

As the only representative body for school governors and trustees, we take our responsibilities seriously; we want to represent all governors and trustees as effectively as possible. You can make your governing body’s voice heard by joining the NGA. 

The NGA is a company limited by guarantee. We have a board of trustees who are volunteer governors from across England. The organisation is run by the chief executive, Emma Knights

To find out what membership packages are available, visit our membership page.

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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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