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Our special interest networks help governors, trustees and governance professionals to address the challenges faced by governing boards. They provide tailored information and guidance, ensuring your views are heard and help shape NGA’s future work.

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Governance Professionals Network

Featuring policy and practice updates, this online network enables governance professionals to discuss their contribution to effective governance. Governance Professionals Network meetings are held virtually. Available to members who are governance professionals in schools and trusts.

If you do not have an NGA membership, you can request a place at a meeting by emailing After attending one meeting, you will need NGA membership to participate in further meetings.

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SEND Network

If you are interested in SEND governance, this termly network offers an opportunity to exchange information and good practice. It also provides a platform to discuss issues relating to special provision, meeting the needs of pupils with SEND and current policy in this area.

Available to members. The next date is 29 June 2023, 16:30-18:00 on Zoom.

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Young Governors' Network

These informal online networking events are a chance to meet other young governors and trustees and join facilitated discussions. You don’t need to be a member of NGA or the Young Governors’ Network to attend one of these events: we welcome anyone aged under 40, and anyone aged under 40 who would like to find out more about becoming a governor.

Available to any current or aspiring school governor or trustee aged under 40.

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