We understand the importance of collaboration and knowledge sharing so we have established a number of growing networks to allow governors, trustees and clerks to share best practice and address the challenges that governing boards face. At these networks, we provide tailored information about guidance and ensure your views are heard, which in turn plays an integral part in informing our work at NGA.

Governance Professionals Network

Through its regular meetings the Governance Professionals Network serves to provide clerks and governance professionals with an opportunity to share their experiences, good practice and reflect on their contribution to effective governance. Additionally, it provides a sounding board for clerks and other governance professionals to influence the Clerking Matters Campaign as well as NGA’s content and services for clerks and other governance professionals.

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MAT Governance network

This network is open to all involved in trust governance. It allows NGA and those governing in MATs to share experiences and spread best practice. We encourage MATs of all sizes, types and localities to attend, and are pleased that the network attracts a cross-section of the MAT sector.

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Diversity and Equalities Advisory Group

NGA’s diversity and equality group advises us on the role of governing boards in this arena from improving board diversity and determining values and culture to recruitment of senior leaders and the oversight of the curriculum.

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SEND Network

The SEND Network provides an opportunity for those governing to network, exchange information and good practice. It also provides a platform to discuss issues relating to special provision, meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and current policy in this area. 

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Young Governors’ Network

The Young Governors’ Network (YGN) aims to support and encourage those aged under 40 to govern in schools and academy trusts by allowing them to share their experiences, address the challenges they face and create sustainable connections amongst current and prospective governors and trustees. YGN is member-led: created and run by those governing with support from the National Governance Association. It is a community of engaged, enthusiastic, creative and questioning young people committed to improving schools and trusts.

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