NGA offers a range of training, services and resources to support governors and trustees during the first few months of their role and beyond.
A well-planned induction programme helps new governors and trustees become familiar with their school or trust and what their role entails. Our guide provides a starting point for those planning and delivering induction programmes – use the guide to develop a programme that is suitable for your context and the experience of the new board member.
Download guide to inducting new governors and trustees (PDF)
We recommend that new governors and trustees receive a copy of Welcome to Governance or Welcome to a Multi Academy Trust. These are essential entry-level guides to help those new to governance become effective as soon as possible.
Welcome to Governance LIVE free virtual sessions will complement any local school, trust or LA induction sessions and explore how to make an impact in the first six months.
These sessions are available to new governors/trustees with NGA GOLD governing board membership and trustees of trust boards with MAT membership.
NGA Learning Link subscribers can access over 50 e-learning modules, including a suite of 8 modules covering key governance areas, perfect for those new to governance or those looking for a refresher.
Take a look at the resources we recommend to help new governors/trustees understand their new role.
Pupil mental wellbeing
COVID-19 recovery: strategic priorities
Promoting school leaders' wellbeing
Teacher workload and wellbeing
Flexible working in schools and trusts
Skills audit and skills dashboard
What governing boards and school leaders should expect from each other
Keeping schools safe: monitoring priorities
Role descriptions: chairs, governors, trustees, clerks and other governance professionals
Articles of association
Governance professionals: 2021 and beyond
Budget setting - academy trusts
Management accounts: monitoring the trust's budget
CPD for executive leaders
How chairs of governing boards spend and manage their time (2016)
Equality and diversity
Resources to support young carers
PISA 2015 research published
Characteristics of the most effective pupil premium strategies revealed in research report
Next phase of government's education recovery spending revealed
Knowing your school - Engaging Parents
NGA: 10 Years of improving young people’s life chances
Funding reform delayed
West Sussex governors are raising awareness about an important issue, says NGA
Calls for Chancellor to increase 16 to 19 funding supported by NGA in joint letter
Do you have what it takes to be a Federation Champion?
Winners celebrated at Outstanding Governance Awards ceremony
LA Partners Network
Leading the way on being exemplary employers
Local academy Governance Leadership Forum
NLG Induction - Session 2
NLG Induction - Session 1
Maintained Governance Leadership Forum
SAT Governance Leadership Forum
Welcome to Governance LIVE - for new trustees of a MAT
MAT Governance Network
Understanding your role and responsibilities
Generating income: the governance role
Safer recruitment - an introduction
Board dynamics and good relationships
An introduction to data and school performance measures
Effective chairing - an introduction
Induction - for governors of maintained schools
Getting the right people round the table
Managing risk: the governance role
Forming or joining a MAT