Release date: 04/09/2020

Six places on the National Governance Association’s (NGA) board of trustees are up for appointment this term, with elections taking place in the East of England, East Midlands, London, South East, South West, and Yorkshire and Humber regions.

Serving governors, trustees and clerks who are a member of NGA and whose school/trust (or home address for individual members) is in one of these regions are encouraged to nominate themselves. Please see the board elections page for information on who is eligible to stand.

NGA trustees are volunteers from across England who are ultimately responsible for directing the affairs of NGA, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and delivering the charitable objective to improve the educational welfare of pupils by promoting high standards and improving governance in state schools. Joining the NGA board of trustees is an exciting opportunity to shape the aims and objectives of the only national membership organisation for school governors, trustees and clerks in England, and to improve the effectiveness of governing boards in both maintained schools and academies.

People from Black, Asian and other minority ethnicities, people with disabilities, and young people (which NGA defines as aged 40 or under) are particularly encouraged to apply as these groups are currently underrepresented on NGA’s board. NGA recognises that a more diverse range of trustees can help to ensure a charity is fair and open in all its dealing, increase public confidence and accountability and can help strengthen decision-making by boards considering issues from more perspectives.  In addition, we are seeking, in particular, experience of lobbying or policy work at national level.

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 9 October 2020, and the election will take place between Tuesday 13 October and 2pm on Thursday 26 November 2020 with the results announced at the Annual General Meeting of NGA on Saturday 28 November 2020 when the appointment to the board of trustees will begin.

Next steps:

  • You must be a member of NGA at the time you make your application in order to be eligible for election. To check whether you are a member, please call 0121 237 3780 option 6.
  • Find out more about the role – including the role description, skills audit and code of conduct – and who is eligible to stand for election on the board elections page.
  • Get a first-hand view of the role and an idea of what we are looking for in a trustee by reading this blog by Maggi Bull, NGA’s chair of trustees.
  • Prospective candidates are invited to a virtual information session at 5pm on Monday 28 September where you can meet some of NGA’s current trustees.  If you are interested, please contact our clerk [email protected].
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