National Governance Association

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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.

8,269 attended our membership events in 2021 (online and in person)

NGA's Learning Link e-learning users completed 14,500+ modules in 2021

Our free webinars attracted 6,000+ viewers in 2021

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