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Academy trust governance

NGA provides an unrivalled offer to academy trusts, with tailored information, advice and guidance, professional development, e-learning, and events.

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Financial risks and opportunities in a MAT

This on-demand webinar for NGA MAT members explores what makes financial management different in a MAT, and the risks and opportunities this can create. From GAG pooling to reserves and economies of scale, we provide practical advice on ensuring your trust is financially sustainable.

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Introduction to local governance

Our bitesize e-learning module explains how the local tier fits within the wider MAT structure as well as the roles and responsibilities commonly carried out by the local tier and key relationships for local governors.

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Whole trust governance support
Why join?

Access a range of resources that will support your whole trust to develop the governance skills and knowledge they need. 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