Supporting you in your governance role

Discover a wealth of governance resources and benefits you can access as a member of NGA to support you in your governing role during Covid-19 and beyond. 

Membership options

Sign up to access a range of resources that will help you to develop professional governance, keep you up to date and compliant and save you time and money:


Knowledge Centre: the essential information hub for governors

Exclusive online access to best practice school governance guidance. NGA’s Knowledge Centre includes practical governance resources: 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.You can also access regularly updated information, resources and guidance on NGA’s Covid-19 hub to support governing boards in their response to COVID-19.

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 NGA’s GOLDline 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 governing boards

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: free for members to attend

NGA conferences, eventswebinars and podcasts 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: to support you in 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

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 e-learning: develop your governance skills

NGA Learning Link offers flexible e-learning to help governors, trustees, chairs and clerks develop their governance skills and knowledge. Choose from over 50 modules, bitesize modules, or try our free trial. NGA Learning Link is a cost-effective way to secure comprehensive training for governors, trustees, chairs and clerks on the full range of their responsibilities. You can purchase Learning Link for your whole board for just £165. Discounts are available for group purchases and to NGA GOLD and Standard members.

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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