Membership terms and conditions

These terms and conditions override any contrary terms or conditions published by us in relation to any membership subscription between you and us.

The term governing board refers to trust boards, governing boards and academy committees.

Membership benefits

Membership packages vary according to the grade of membership held.

We reserve the right to change the benefits that apply to NGA membership at any time and without prior notice. The details of current membership packages can be found here.

Each governing board requires their own subscription; membership benefits cannot be shared across governing boards.

Each governing board is responsible for updating the details of their governor/trustees and clerks that NGA holds to ensure that they can receive their full benefit entitlement.  You can update your details by contacting

The number of people that can access benefits varies according to the membership type; corporate membership allows access for 10 employees; gold and standard membership allows access for all governors and clerks of one singular governing board; individual membership allows access for one person only.

The number of free places at available at NGA events is determined by the membership you purchase. We cannot guarantee members a place at every event. If you book onto an event but do not attend (without informing us) you may be liable for a non-attendance fee of £60. Places at events are only available for members that are listed on a membership, places are non-transferable.  Individual members will be charged £60 if they wish to attend NGA’s Summer Conference.

Membership contract

Prices of membership may be subject to change in April each year.

When you click to submit your application online, or you fax, post, telephone or email us with details of your application, you are confirming that you have accepted our terms and conditions and have entered into a legally binding contract.

Your membership will start once payment has been received and verified. Memberships run to a calendar month end; for the first term of membership it will run to the anniversary of the end of the month in which you are admitted into membership, this will be your start. The membership lasts for 12 months and becomes due for renewal on the anniversary of your start date. A renewal notice will be issued 1 month prior to your membership anniversary date.

Members can upgrade to a more extensive package at any point in the 12 month period.

If we do not receive payment within in 1 calendar month of your renewal date your membership will automatically lapse.

Cancellation and refund

Cancellation of membership can be made in writing to

We will assume that you do not wish to renew your membership if payment is not received.

Membership fees are not refundable.

Data protection

The NGA is the Data Controller and Data Processor of any personal data you supply.  The personal data you supply will be used to process your membership subscription.  As a member of NGA your data will be used for marketing, statistical and analytical purposes and to administer your membership.

You will receive membership communications and from time to time we will let you know about our services and events.  If you provide us with your e-mail address, then we may send information which may be of interest.

We do not pass data to any third party.

If you wish to obtain a copy of your personal data held by us, then please write to the address below.  Please note that you may be charged a fee of £10 for this service.  You may also be asked to provide proof of your identity and for information that might help to locate the data you are seeking.

If you believe that any of the information we hold concerning you is incorrect or out of date, please provide us with the accurate information at the address below.

Advice service

NGA’s GOLDline advice service is only available for GOLD members.

Advice for the executive committees of Local Association members is only available for matters relating to the Local Association. Local Association membership does not entitle you to receive advice regarding individual schools.

Full GOLDline terms and conditions can be found here

Publications, resources, website and online guidance centre

All tools and information available on this website may not be used for commercial purposes of any kind without our prior written consent. By joining NGA you are agreeing to not pass on to third parties or publish any NGA guidance and information without seeking permission from NGA.

Unless otherwise stated we own the copyright and any other intellectual property rights in all material on this website and in our publications (or are licensed to use the same). Materials include, but are not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, graphics and documents on this website, as well as other content such as articles and other text.

Whilst we try to ensure that the information on this website, in associated publications and the advice given by our advisers via the GOLDline advice service is current and correct no undertaking, representation, warranty or other assurance, express or implied, is made or given by or on behalf of the National Governance Association as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information, opinions, advertising, data or other materials contained on this website or the advice. No responsibility or liability is accepted by NGA for any such information, opinions, advertising or data.

Where our website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only, we have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Written requests to use the information available on this website for commercial purposes may be submitted via email to