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The Visible Governance campaign seeks to shine a light on the impact of good governance in schools and trusts across the country.

We are encouraging governors, trustees and clerks and other governance professionals to be bold and be positive about sharing what they do and why they do it, highlighting their contribution to the education system and shining a light on the difference that good governance makes to the success of schools and trusts.

Here are some ways you can help recognise and celebrate the contribution of good school governance:

Nominate an exceptional governor or trustee for a national honour.

Honours are a great way of recognising the achievements of ordinary school governors, trustees and clerks doing extraordinary things in their communities. They are awarded to individuals who have made outstanding achievements, devoted themselves to selfless voluntary service and made a significant and profound impact on the lives of others.

You can find information on how to make a nomination, and how NGA can support you on our guidance page.

Share your story

Share a message and our social media graphic with your family, friends, colleagues and networks using #VisibleGovernance. Your message could cover:

  • Why you govern or clerk
  • Why you are proud to be a governor/ trustee/ clerk
  • Your favourite part of being a governor/ trustee/ clerk
  • The difference you make as a governor/ trustee/ clerk

You can find social media graphics and all our Visible Governance graphics on our resources page. If you don’t use social media and would like to share your story you can email us at

Share our Visible Governance film

Dont forget to share our new film! It’s for anyone who wants to spread the word about the importance and value of school and trust governance – whether you’re a governor or trustee wanting to shout about what you do or are looking to recruit new volunteers to your board.

NGA staff who govern

Many of NGA’s team govern in schools and trusts. We asked them about why they enjoy governing and why it’s important to them. Read their profiles.


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