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About us

NGA is the national membership association for governors, trustees, and governance professionals in England’s state schools and trusts

With over 80,000 members and a growing community, we use our research and insights to provide trusted information, advice and professional development to support governing boards, MATs and organisations. 

Become a governor or trustee

Shape the future of children and young people. Volunteer as a governor or trustee for a school or academy trust.

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Careers with NGA

The latest opportunities to join our team.

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Why join?

We have a variety of membership packages to suit your needs and support you in your governing role. Benefits include:

Gold Advice

Expert, confidential and independent governance advice

Knowledge Centre

Best practice guidance, templates, checklists, insights and much more


Helpful guides for both experienced and new governors and trustees

Governing Matters

Membership magazine providing essential reading on strategic leadership

Weekly e-newsletter

The best way to keep up to date with important governance and education news

Member events

Join in, network and learn from your peers: there are over 30 events a year to choose from