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Who we are

NGA is an independent, not-for-profit charity and the national governance association for state schools and multi academy trusts in England. 


We provide valuable resources, expert guidance and learning tools that empower governors, trustees and governance professionals to shape stronger governance.

Our mission 

To improve the educational standards and wellbeing of young people by increasing the effectiveness of governing boards and promoting high standards. 

Our values

At NGA we value: the voices of all, evidence, expertise, and our independence.

We embrace:

  • The Nolan Principles of Public Life – selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership
  • The Framework for Ethical Leadership in Education – trust, wisdom, kindness, justice, service, courage and optimism

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