GOLD Governing Board

NGA GOLD governing membership gives your board access to all our best practice resources while getting expert, confidential and independent governance advice from our GOLDline Advice Service.

GOLDline provides governing boards, clerks, headteachers and executive leaders with expert, confidential and independent governance advice. Our advisers can help with queries relating to education law, offer best practice and provide problem-solving advice.

For just £280 per year, you will get this and more to help your board develop professional governance.

As part of your GOLD subscription, your board will also receive:

  • A complimentary copy of Welcome to Governance and The Chair’s Handbook in your welcome pack, complimentary copies of Welcome to Governance for all new governors/trustees, and additional NGA guides available at a discounted rate
  • NEW: access to Welcome to Governance LIVE, these free virtual sessions are for new governors/trustees and complement local school/trust or LA training and support
  • copies of Governing Matters magazine to the home of every governor/trustee and a copy to the school
  •  access to members-only content in our online Knowledge Centre containing a wealth of governance resources
  • a weekly e-newsletter featuring the latest education news and policy updates 
  • free places at our conferences and events, including the Summer and Annual Conferences, Clerks’ and SEND Networks, and MAT Governance Network for local academy committees
  • NEW: free places at governance leadership forums
  • access to NGA’s webinar and podcast series
  • representation at a national level through our lobbying and campaigns

Learn more about the great range of membership benefits you can access.

Sign up for GOLD membership

Sign up for GOLD membership today.

Full terms and conditions of all membership packages.

Get in touch: Call our membership team on 0121 237 3780 (option six) or complete our contact us form.  

NGA Learning Link e-learning

As part of your GOLD membership, you will also receive a discount on our e-learning service Learning Link. Learning Link provides comprehensive training for governors, trustees, chairs and clerks on the full range of their responsibilities. You can purchase GOLD membership and Learning Link together for just £370 per year during the checkout and give your board all the resources they will need.

Annual Price from 1 January 2022

Membership Benefits

NGA guides

Governing Matters' bimonthly magazine

Weekly e-newsletter

Access to member's area of website

NGA Annual Conference

NGA Summer Conference

Regional meetings

Unlimited access to GOLDline Advice Service

Membership for local governing boards

Learning link e-learning discounted option

GOLD Governing Board


For governing boards looking to gain access to key resources alongside expert advice.

One FREE pack, new governors/trustee receive Welcome to Governance, additional 50% member discount

One copy to every member of the board and a copy to the school/academy

Free places

Free places

3 free places

Available to governing boards, clerks, headteachers and executive leaders


Discounts available

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  • Phone: 0121 237 3780 | Contact Us
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