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The NGA launches a free governance professionals career pathway

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The National Governance Association (NGA) has launched a free career pathway tool for governance professionals

The pathway will be hosted initially on the NGA’s website and describes
3 levels of governance support practitioner:  

  • Clerking level
  • Governance co-ordinator level
  • Lead governance professional level


Each level includes:

  • Salary estimates 
  • Example job descriptions
  • A directory of professional qualifications and CPD to support professional growth and progression  
  • Advice on where to look for governance professional roles, such as the NGA governance professional jobs service 
  • Inspiring career stories from experienced governance professionals working in schools and trusts.

Hundreds of governance professionals helped the NGA over the last 12 months, adding their input and experiences in the form of focus groups, surveys and quality assurance to make the career pathway a vital tool for those in and joining the profession. 

> Explore the career pathway

Baroness Diane Barran, Minister for the schools' system, recorded a message endorsing the resources and the valuable contribution that school and trust governance professionals make to the education sector.

> Watch the video

Steve Edmonds, Director of Advice and Guidance at NGA, has produced a blog that explores and introduces the pathway's features and purpose.

> Read the blog