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Local Governance Associations 

Local governance associations are mainly independent groups established by governors for governors to support governance in their local areas. 

Local associations provide a platform for governors and trustees to communicate with other members in their local region. They facilitate networking among governors to exchange information, knowledge, and best practices and ensure that the views of local governors are heard and considered by the wider education community.  

The fee charged by associations is nominal, and it provides access to a network, training, and conferences, which are crucial for promoting good governance. 

NGA membership  

Many associations are affiliated with the NGA through NGA local association membership, which provides the executive with access to NGA membership governance resources and training. Associations also provide local information to the NGA, enabling us to effectively represent the views of governing boards to the Department for Education (DfE) and other national bodies. 

Local Associations affiliated with NGA 
  • Coventry
  • Dudley
  • Herefordshire
  • Sandwell
  • Shropshire
  • Worcestershire
  • Essex  
  • Hertfordshire
  • Norfolk
  • Hackney
  • Newham
  • East Sussex
  • Oxfordshire
  • Reading
  • West Sussex
  • Devon
  • Wiltshire

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