National Governance Association

Environmental sustainability in schools and trusts: join the Greener Governance pledge

Environmental sustainability in schools and trusts: join the Greener Governance pledge

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We're consulting on the 20 and 21 questions for board self-review

We're consulting on the 20 and 21 questions for board self-review

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Championing good governance to improve the education and wellbeing of children and young people

Championing good governance to improve the education and wellbeing of children and young people

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NGA Learning Link e-learning for school governors, trustees, chairs and governance professionals

NGA Learning Link e-learning for school governors, trustees, chairs and governance professionals

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light on the difference that good governance makes to children and young people.

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light on the difference that good governance makes to children and young people.

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Who is NGA?

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 trust 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.

1,380 attended our membership events in 2020 (virtual and in person)

85% of members agreed that membership has a positive impact

NGA's Learning Link e-learning users completed 11,250+ modules in 2020

Our free webinars attracted 10,400+ viewers in 2020

Member benefits

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Why should I join?

We have a variety of membership packages to suit your needs and and support you in your governing role. Whether it’s through providing expert advice and guidance, practical resources, knowledge sharing, or keeping you up to date on education news and policy, we can help you face new challenges as they arise.


Find out more about NGA membership

Weekly E-Newsletter

Governing Matters Magazine

Free NGA Member Events

Knowledge Centre

GOLDline Advice Service

NGA Guides