National black governors network



Overview of the National Black Governors Network

The National Black Governors Network, most commonly referred to as NBGN, was founded in 2017, as a result of the increasing lack of Black individuals being represented at a strategic level in schools across the UK. Following the 2020 racial unrest across the globe, it became clear that leaving matters to the mainstream governance organisations to make a difference, was just not making the much needed change possible. Now is the time for NBGN to step out of the shadows and be the leading organisation representing Black people seeking to become Trustees and Governors across all levels of the education and wider third sector.

Our Mission

Using our difference to make a difference.

It is our mission to lead the way for systemic and continued change resulting in true and long lasting diversity across every area of the education sector.

Our Vision

Be the leader of change in Educational Leadership.

It is our vision to ensure that every school has a fully trained, supported and racially diverse Governing Body and/or Trust Board that reflects the students it serves. 

Our Services



Being newly appointed and dealing with cultural challenges in a Boardroom traditionally filled with White people isn't always comfortable, no matter how this is perceived and therefore, NBGN work with its members to support them in these situations.

This is done through specific and regular training and professional development sessions to navigate this landscape, whilst ensuring they continue in their Governor role.



Recruiting and retaining Black Governors isn't straightforward and NBGN work directly with schools to bridge the gap.

This is done through training and a matching service to meet the specific skill needs of the Governing Body.

NBGN also deliver standard Governor training with a culture literacy focus to aid in understanding and inclusion.



NBGN is a brand of Education Governance Solutions (EGS) limited but receives no direct funding support. Our services are free to our members to remove any barrier to access.

All current income is generated through paid training and development sessions and any organisation wishing to support NBGN's activities should get in touch via our email -

  • National Black Governors Network (NBGN) is a brand of Education Governance Solutions (EGS) Limited.
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