National Governance Association

NGA's Annual Membership Survey is now open! 

NGA's Annual Membership Survey is now open! 

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The Chair's Handbook8th edition out now

The Chair's Handbook

8th edition out now

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NGA board election - voting now open

NGA board election - voting now open

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Latest information for governing boards on dealing with the implications of COVID-19

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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.

1200+ members attended our 2019 events

GOLD Membership has grown 52% since 2014-15

88% of members agreed that membership has a positive impact

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.


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