National Governance Association

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

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

Update for boards on the return to school
Clerks and governance professionals - share your views and experiences on your career and development in our survey.

Clerks and governance professionals - share your views and experiences on your career and development in our survey.

Have your say
Join us in shining a
light on the difference that good governance makes to children and young people.

Join us in shining a
light on the difference that good governance makes to children and young people.

Find out more
Recognise an outstanding governing board, clerk or lead governance professional

Recognise an outstanding governing board, clerk or lead governance professional

Find out more
Our new bitesized
e-learning provides just in time support to fill knowledge gaps when you need it most 

Our new bitesized
e-learning provides just in time support to fill knowledge gaps when you need it most

 

Find out more
Goto the start of the page

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

Kids on a laptop

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