National Governance Association

Book your place at our upcoming events:Clerks' network meeting Community MATs network meeting

Book your place at our upcoming events:

Clerks' network meeting 

Community MATs network meeting

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We are looking for a Clerking Development Manager to join our team

We are looking for a Clerking Development Manager to join our team

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Supporting, representing and developing governors, trustees and clerks in 2020

Supporting, representing and developing governors, trustees and clerks in 2020

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DfE funding on our Leading Governance programmes is ending soonRegister by 12 March 2021

DfE funding on our Leading Governance programmes is ending soon

Register by 12 March 2021

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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.


Find out more about NGA membership

Weekly E-Newsletter

Governing Matters Magazine

Free NGA Member Events

Knowledge Centre

GOLDline Advice Service

NGA Guides