The National Governance Association (NGA) is the membership organisation for governors, trustees and clerks of state schools in England.
We are an independent, not-for-profit charity that aims to improve the educational standards and wellbeing of young people by increasing the effectiveness of governing boards and promoting high standards. We are expert leaders in school and academy governance, providing information, advice and guidance, professional development and e-learning.
We represent the views of governors, trustees and clerks at a national level and work closely with, and lobby, UK government and educational bodies.
At NGA we value: the voices of all; evidence, expertise, and our independence.
As well as embracing the Nolan Principles of Public Life (Selflessness; integrity; objectivity; accountability; openness; honesty; leadership) and the Framework for Ethical Leadership in Education, we aim to be courageous, creative, visionary and light on our feet. We champion fairness and opportunity for all young people.
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 chief executive, Emma Knights.
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