Local association membership

Local associations are independent, volunteer-led organisations which provide a forum for governors and trustees in a local area. We work successfully with many local associations to provide support through membership of the NGA.

Sign up to access a range of resources that will support your local association:

  • develop professional governance
  • keep up to date and compliant
  • save time and money

Membership benefits for local associations

  • Access to NGA’s GOLDLINE independent and confidential advice service for the local association executive committee *.
  • A weekly e-newsletter featuring the latest education news and policy updates.
  • A termly bulletin to keep your schools up to date and help develop good practice in school governance, for you to distribute to your schools and network of governors.
  • For each executive committee member a copy of each edition of Governing Matters magazine, published six times a year.
  • Three free places at NGA summer and annual conferences, and three free places at NGA regional conferences/meetings. Our conferences draw high-profile speakers including government ministers and Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector.
  • Discounts on our sector leading guides Welcome to Governance and The Chair’s Handbook. Bulk discounts are available on large orders – please contact us to find out more.
  • Access for your local association executive committee to our members’ only content. Our online guidance centre contains a wealth of resources and information on all aspects of governance.

Get in touch

If you’re interested in taking up Local Association membership or would like more details, please get in touch.

E: membership@nga.org.uk

T: 0121 237 3780

Please note, the GOLDline Advice Service is for local association matters only and does not include membership for local governing boards. Should your school/s wish to take out GOLD governing board membership with access to the GOLDline Advice Service please get in touch. 

Learn more about local associations 

Full terms and conditions of membership can be found here