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Unmissable NGA Sessions at #SAAShow London & More

The Schools and Academies Show London 2024 is proud to be partnered with NGA, The National Governance Association. NGA is the national membership association for governors, trustees, and governance professionals in England’s state schools and trusts, with over 80,000 members and a growing community.

Come along to NGA’s sessions at the Schools & Academies Show London, taking place at the ExCeL, London on 1st May, where their experts will discuss and explore a variety of topics:

Session 1: So, You Want to Be a Top MAT CEO?

E24SAASL - NGA Sessions

10am - 10.45am | MAT Summit Stage
Panel includes Sam Henson, NGA Deputy Chief Executive
Register to attend this free session here >

Don't miss out on the opportunity to view NGA's open access popular resources, including a template job description for CEOs of multi academy trusts, guidance on what multi academy trust boards and CEOs should expect from each other, and member content - recruiting executive leaders: toolkits and much more.

Session 2: Workload and Wellbeing: Finding the Right Balance

E24SAASL - NGA Sessions (2)

12:25pm -12.45pm 
Workforce Theatre
Speaker: Emma Balchin, NGA Co-Chief Executive
Register to attend this free session here >

Check out NGA's open access blog on How governing boards can monitor staff wellbeing to explore essential mechanisms for overseeing this critical area.

Session 3: The Big Picture: Is the Structure of the English Education Sector Holding it Back?

E24SAASL - NGA Sessions (1)

1.10pm - 1.55pm 
Main Stage
Panel includes Emma Balchin, NGA Co-chief Executive
Register to attend this free session here >

Check out NGA's open access blog, Optimism through localism, co-written by Michael Barton, NGA and Samira Sadeghi, CST, exploring the challenges and benefits of local governance in a multi academy trust context.


NGA also have some great resources and services that you can use to enhance your school or MAT’s performance and improve pupil outcomes. Find out more below:


Annual Governance Survey 2024 is now open - Your views matter

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Don't miss out on the chance to make a difference in the future of our education system.
The Annual Governance Survey 2024 is now open for governors and trustees in state schools across England. Share your views with the National Governance Association on important topics such as school funding, staff and governor recruitment and pupil success and wellbeing. Your participation is crucial in shaping the future of governance at a national level. Join us in being a part of the change you want to see.

Take the Survey Now

Maximise Leadership Excellence

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Partner with NGA Consultancy to evaluate your Headteacher or CEO's performance and agree on future objectives. Our expert advisors will guide you throughout the performance management process. Visit for more information.

Have you accessed NGA’s Gold Advice?

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NGA’s Gold Advice service offers confidential governance advice on an extensive range of topics for governing boards including; governance roles and responsibilities, admissions, exclusions, complaints, constitution of the board, conflicts of interest, multi academy trusts, and education law.

Gold Advice is supported by leading education law firm Browne Jacobson, the approved legal partner of NGA. For more information on how you can access this service please visit NGA’s Gold Advice web page or contact NGA’s support team on 0121 237 3780.


Are you a governor, trustee or governance professional? 

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NGA Learning Link has 65 expert-led interactive e-learning modules designed to help you quickly fill knowledge gaps and enhance your governance skills and knowledge.

Even better, NGA has released a brand new Introduction to Local Governance module! This module helps you navigate the challenges of governing in a local setting and provides tips and guidance on the roles and responsibilities of governors on academy committees. Also, explore our Learning Link development journeys for more e-learning content on MAT and maintained school governance.
Learn more at or call 0121 237 3780.

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