NGA Leading Governance Programmes funded by the DfE

14 May 2019

Calling MATs: Have you claimed your board’s £2,000? The DfE is fully funding eligible governing boards to complete the National Governance Association (NGA) Leading Governance programme (worth up to £2,000).

The Development for Boards programme is a consultant-led bespoke programme that will be tailored to your board’s circumstances to improve practice and outcomes.

What’s included in the programme?

Designed to suit each board’s circumstances, this programme includes:

  • A place on the NGA’s Chairs Development programme

  • Evaluation of the board’s strengths and weaknesses

  • Engagement with the board and senior leaders' support with creating a board action plan

  • Additional training, coaching and mentoring support as required

Calling all schools: The Development for Chairs programme provides chairs, vice chairs, committee chairs and future chairs opportunities for developing leadership skills and confident governance. It is open to all governing boards, including maintained schools and standalone academies (fully funded by DfE: worth £500)

More information: please visit the NGA website or contact the Leading Governance Team at or call 0121 237 237 3780 (option 4)