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NGA Membership

NGA Membership

The National Governance Association (NGA) is the membership organisation for governors, trustees and clerks of state schools in England.

The NGA are an independent, not-for-profit charity that aims to improve the educational standards and wellbeing of young people by increasing the effectiveness of governing boards and promoting high standards. They are expert leaders in school and academy governance, providing information, advice and guidance, professional development and e-learning.

The NGA represents the views of governors, trustees and clerks at a national level and work closely with, and lobby, UK government and educational bodies.

We are pleased to be able to offer all Buckinghamshire schools a discount on membership to the National Governance Association. 

Standard NGA Membership 

12 months subscription for £135 (Sept 2024 - August 2025)

  • Access to members-only Knowledge Centre resources,  
  • Discounted NGA publications  
  • Governing Matters magazine
  • A weekly e-newsletter featuring the latest education news and policy updates  
  • Free places at NGA conferences, events and networks 
  • Free places at governance leadership forums  
  • Priority notice of webinars and podcasts

Gold NGA Membership

12 months subscription for £280 (Sept 2024 - August 2025)

NGA GOLD governing membership gives your board access to all NGA best practice resources while getting expert, confidential and independent governance advice from the GOLDline Advice Service.  Membership of the gold package also includes the benefits of the standard package (see above), plus the below:

  • Access to Gold Advice for expert, confidential and independent governance advice,
  • Access to exclusive member-only Knowledge Centre resources,
  • Complimentary copies of publications,
  • Governing Matters magazine,
  • Weekly e-newsletter with latest education news and policy updates,
  • Access to Welcome to Governance LIVE for governors or trustees new to the role,
  • Free places at conferences and events,
  • Priority notice of webinars and podcasts

Learning Link

12 months subscription for £95 per governing board (September 2024 – August 2025)

Over 50 interactive e-learning modules to help new and experienced governors, trustees, chairs and governance professionals develop their governance skills and knowledge, through the NGA’s Learning Link. 

  • Comprehensive content, over 65 expert-led and on-demand e-learning modules,
  • Stay compliant – keep up to date with latest government legalisation and guidance,
  • Tailored and relevant – for all roles and organisations,
  • Record your progress – a certificate of achievement with each module,
  • A dedicated support service,
  • 24/7 access – learn at any time at your own pace.

Membership Details

  • The membership will run from September 2024 to August 2025
  • All governors are able to access the members only resources

For memberships after September 2024,  please email the BESST team to get a pro rata price.

More details are available request a brochure

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