Membership benefits to support you in your governance role

Whether it’s through providing professional 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.

Sign up to access a range of resources that will:

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

There are many benefits to becoming a member of NGA:

Knowledge Centre: the essential information hub for governors

Exclusive online access to best practice school governance guidance. Practical governance resources include: model policies; templates; checklists; information summaries; insights; case studies; and much more. Topics including finance, staffing, Ofsted, curriculum, special education needs, legislation, school improvement and much more. 

E-newsletter: your weekly education news update

NGA’s e-newsletter is the best way to keep up to date with important government and education news, including policy announcements, information on consultations, legislation, key guidance and new research. Delivered during term-time for all members, you will receive concise and key updates every Friday to keep you well informed. 

GOLDline Advice Service: expert advice whenever you need it

GOLD members receive exclusive access to this independent and confidential advice service on strategic, procedural and legal information about governance. Our experts are available to deal with any questions you may have, and the service is easily accessible online or by phone. 

Governing Matters magazine: essential reading for governors, trustees and clerks

NGA’s official membership magazine is essential reading for governors, trustees and clerks providing strategic leadership in schools and academies. Each issue includes the latest news from NGA, changes in policy, advice and guidance.

Conferences, events and webinars: hear from high-profile speakers, network and share best practice 

NGA conferences, events and webinars are free for members to attend and allow you to hear the latest news on a range of issues as well as providing opportunities to network and share best practice. Our events draw high-profile speakers including government ministers and senior leaders in education.

NGA sector-leading publications: designed to help you understand your governance role

Welcome to Governance, The Chair’s Handbook and Welcome to a Multi Academy Trust are essential reading for experienced and new governors and trustees, and reflect the latest practice and legal guidance. 

Making your voice heard at the national level: through our engagement with policy makers

Findings from our events and research are invaluable to NGA’s work lobbying the government on key governance issues. These are also used to inform work and guidance to support governing boards across the country.

NGA Learning Link: flexible e-learning to develop governance skills and knowledge

NGA Learning Link offers flexible e-learning to help governors, trustees, chairs and clerks develop their governance skills and knowledge.

Inspiring Governance recruitment service

Find new volunteers for your trust board or local academy committees/councils. NGA provides 12 months free support for appointments made via this free service.

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