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Training for groups

We provide both standard sessions in popular subjects and bespoke in-house training solutions that are tailored to your specific needs.

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Our bespoke governance training solutions can be tailored to your board/organisation's needs. These are ideal for new colleagues or established governors seeking to broaden their skills and update their knowledge.

Training can be attended by whole governing boards, local governing bodies, or groups from different boards. Our face-to-face sessions accommodate up to 25 participants, and virtual sessions up to 20. If you have a small group, you can consider inviting another board to join and share the cost.

Training for groups

NGA experts will work closely with you to design and deliver in-house training packages that are focused, comprehensive and, above all, directly relevant to your organisation. To the right are a few of our courses, just click below to explore further.

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About our bespoke training

We cover a wide-range of topics. Should you want training that is not listed, please contact us.

  • You can select in-person or virtual options
  • Virtual delivery via Zoom is capped at 20 participants. Face-to-face delivery is capped at 25 participants
  • Learn together, virtual 'break-out rooms', scenarios and skills practice, and Q&As
  • Weekdays, evenings and Saturday morning sessions available
  • Suitable for groups of maintained schools or single academy trusts to share
  • Sessions typically last 2 hours but can be longer or shorter
  • Book at least 28 days in advance to secure your preferred date. For term times, it's advisable to book even earlier.

Our bespoke training packages are tailored to your organisation’s context and governance structure. They could include:

  • induction and sessions on roles and responsibilities
  • a combination of standard sessions on the themes most relevant to you
  • issues specific to your school or trust, such as team building or being strategic


Our bespoke training packages are tailored to your organisation’s context and governance structure.

  • Governing boards in academy trusts, maintained schools and federations – to help develop a new vision and strategy, refresh expertise or give new members a good grounding in governance essentials
  • MAT local academy committees – to support consistent good governance practice across a MAT via bespoke training that meet the particular needs and priorities of local governors
  • Individual academy trustees – to provide setting-specific professional development options for MAT and SAT trustees
  • Executive leaders in MATs, SATs and maintained schools – to help executive leaders work effectively with their governors or trustees and make the most of the support and challenge they offer
  • Governance professionals – to support those new to clerking as well as more experienced governance professionals looking to refresh their skills or extend their practice

The fee for a standard 2-hour session for a single governing board or local governing body starts from £525, depending on the topic, delivery format (virtual or face-to-face) and location.

The cost of a customised 2-hour session starts at £620. For designing a new session or programme, the fee will be determined after scoping and NGA will provide a quote.

NGA aims to deliver training in an economically feasible way and has a nationwide team of consultants and offers virtual delivery to reduce travel costs. As a non-profit charity, NGA strives to work within your budget to meet your training needs.

Training and development

Why choose NGA training?

Benefit from our unrivalled expert knowledge of best governance practice.

Stay compliant

Keep up to date with latest government legislation and guidance

Relevant content

Tailored to your role and organisation

Practical learning

Clear “how to” guidance and resources to take away

Expert knowledge

Delivered by sector-expert consultants

Fast track your learning

On-demand content for your needs

Bespoke solutions

Specifically designed for your school, trust or setting


Group training enquiry

Browse our FAQs to help you find answers to some of the most common questions we receive.

If you do not find the answer in the FAQs, please use this form to submit an enquiry.

This form is for making enquiries about group training. If you are looking for training for individuals, please visit Training for individuals.  

Please state the session topic(s) you want to enquire. As soon as we receive your completed form, we will arrange a short call for you and our Head of Training Development to make sure that the session you booked meets your requirements.