Dear colleague,

NGA is looking forward to working with your local association to ensure that reformed NLG support enhances the work and support you already provide to schools and trusts. We will be in touch shortly with further details of the programme.

Applications opened today to recruit the new NLG cohort. Find out more at

It is imperative we recruit NLGs from a wide variety of backgrounds and I do hope to work in partnership with you to achieve this. Can I please encourage you to distribute this information throughout your network. I have included some text below that you can use.

If you have any questions not answered by our website, please contact

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards,


Emma Balchin
Director of Professional Development
National Governance Association

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New National Leaders of Governance role open for applications

The National Governance Association (NGA) is delivering the reformed National Leaders of Governance (NLG) support programme. Applications are now open for experienced governance volunteers and governance professionals to become an NLG.

NLGs will provide Department for Education (DfE) funded governance expertise, external reviews of governance and bespoke support targeted to schools and trusts with governance challenges.

Applications are welcome from all who meet the eligibility criteria set out by the DfE. If you would like to further support governance in schools or trusts and have a track record of improving governance, you can now find out more about the role and apply. Applications close on Thursday 29 July at 9am. NGA encourages you to apply as early as possible.

To explore whether the role is for you, sign up to one of NGA’s pre-application briefings where you can find out more.

Learn more about the role and how to apply on the NGA website.


If you are an experienced governance volunteer or governance professional who would like to make an extra impact, find out more about the new National Leaders of Governance role available with @NGAmedia. Find out more:

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