National Governance Association

The National Governance Association (NGA) is the representative body for school governors and trustees in England.

The NGA works for governors by:

  • Supporting local governor associations and governing boards
  • Lobbying ministers and policy makers
  • Producing high quality guidance and information
  • Organising events and conferences

Governors can join the NGA as individuals or as members of a governing board, or multi academy trust. For more information visit the NGA website.

Meetings and conferences

Many events are organised throughout the year for members so do check their event webpages if interested to find out more.

‘In my experience’

NGA would like to invite governors to contribute to the ‘In my experience’ page of our bimonthly magazine, Governance Matters. This page is dedicated to the views and opinions of NGA members, partners we work with and people we have come across with interesting stories to tell. Articles are generally 700 words in length and should try to show what other governors can do differently or learn as a result of the writer’s experience. If you are interested in contributing an article please contact our editor, Alison Murdoch, at [email protected].

Latest News

The role of trustees following Wakefield City Academy Trust failure

A national leader of governance, Martin Matthews has written an article for Schools Week asking what happens to the trustees following a trust failure. He suggests that the deeper scandal of Wakefield City Academy Trust is that it could all too ...

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Posted: 17th Oct 2019

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Engaging parents with relationships education policy in Primary Schools

A guide for primary headteachers setting out why they must engage parents on their school's relationships education policy and tips on how to do so has just been published. From September 2020, relationships education will be compulsory for ...

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Posted: 16th Oct 2019

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