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Annual Governance Survey 2024


Your participation in this survey is not just important; it's crucial. Your voice matters and will make a real difference in shaping the future of our education system. Be a part of the change that you want to see.

The National Governance Association's (NGA) 14th annual survey for governors and trustees in state schools across England is now open, offering you a unique opportunity to have your say on the current state of school and trust governance!

Our survey is the only regular, comprehensive source of information on the views, demographics, and experiences of one of England's largest volunteer forces. Like last year, the survey is hosted by Edurio, England's leading stakeholder feedback platform for schools and multi-academy trusts.


NGA and the wider education sector will use the survey findings to significantly enhance the support and guidance available to governing boards. Your participation will also amplify the voice of school and trust governance in consultations on the future of education and help us accurately represent your views at a national level, playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of education and governance in England.

The survey needs to be completed in one sitting, so we recommend setting aside around 30 minutes to complete it, depending on the details of your answers. The deadline for completing the survey is 27 May 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

Annual Governance Survey 2024

If you would like any further information on the survey, please contact the policy and research team at

Read the findings of 2023's Annual Governance Survey