Lead and support your governing board to have real impact on your school’s improvement.

Our expertise and leadership has helped to develop and support excellent governance for more than 12 years. This is just one of the reasons why the Department for Education (DfE) has chosen NGA to deliver the following funded Leading Governance professional development programmes:

Development for Chairs       Development for Clerks       Development for Boards

The Department for Education (DfE) has currently paused funding for these programmes due to higher than expected demand. Please click ‘book your place today’ on each of the programme pages to apply for a self-funded place, or to secure  a place on our waiting list for a final cohort should DfE funding become available between now and March 2021.

Leading Governance delivers - but don’t just take our word for it! Read what our participants have to say.

Learn more about how our participants have benefited from Leading Governance


To see where we are currently recruiting, please view the available cohorts for our chairs, clerks and board programmes.  

As our programmes are now being delivered remotely, regional cohorts are open for registration as well as those we are running in conjunction with our local partners. Please choose the most relevant geographic cohort when applying for your place.

NGA delivers Leading Governance programmes across England. Our map indicates geographical reach and shows where we are facilitating and completing cohorts. You can immerse yourself is these programmes online from the comfort of your own home.

NGA Leading Governance programmes:

  • draw on NGA’s unrivalled knowledge of best governance practice
  • build on NGA’s experience of effective training and development programmes
  • provide bespoke training and support to meet participants’ needs
  • are informed by governance research, DfE and Ofsted expectations
  • utilise NGA’s online self-evaluation tools
  • are delivered by sector-expert facilitators and consultants
  • are quality assured
  • are excellent value for money
  • are located wherever there is local demand
  • provide valuable evidence for Ofsted

Contact us

Have a question about one of these programmes?

  • Take a look at our FAQ's

  • Call us on 0121 237 3780 (option 4)
  • Complete the enquiry form
Connect With Us
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