About us

The SGA is an independent, non-party political and non-sectarian organisation whose objectives are to:


  • assist governing bodies in furthering the interests of pupils in Surrey schools;
  • share information and encourage co-operation between governing bodies and between schools;
  • provide a vehicle for expressing collective views of governors and make appropriate representations to the Local Authority, National Governors' Association and other relevant bodies;
  • further effective relationships with the LA, NGA and other relevant bodies;
  • act collectively to promote and protect the integrity of education in the county.


Our vision is to support Surrey Governing Bodies in their work supporting their schools to provide the best education for every child in Surrey, so that Surrey children can achieve to the best of their ability.


Surrey County Council contributes funds to enable us to do this. We have an action plan, with goals, and monitor our progress regularly. Each year we hold two conferences. These are a way to bring current issues to the attention of governors and provide a forum for discussion and networking. We maintain a website, which is intended as a source of information on governance, bringing together any national, regional and local information we find and linking to any relevant websites.


We also have responsibility for ensuring there is governor representation on a number of relevant education groups in Surrey – such as Schools Forum and the Education Select Committee. A priority this year is to provide all governors with more information on what each of these groups does, and the effectiveness of governor involvement.


We have a partnership framework with the Local Authority, which scopes out the relationship and expectations of both parties, and we are working on a similar framework with Babcock4S.

The Surrey Governors' Association is administered by an Executive Committee elected annually at the Annual General Meeting, currently with a core of 12 members. This committee meets two or three times a term to direct the work of the Association.


What's New?

This page, the NGA news and other information pages are updated weekly during term time and regularly during school holidays. For additional information, please contact us by email:


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