The Buckinghamshire Association of School Governors is a voluntary organisation of school governors, fully independent of local and central government. We were founded in 1997 and now have 170 member governing boards.

BASG is affiliated to the National Governance Association (NGA), which is in constant dialogue with the DfE and national organisations such as the teachers’ unions and National Coordinators of Governor Services (NCOGS).

What we do

  • We give Buckinghamshire governors a collective  voice (ie a stronger and more influential one)
  • We liaise and work in partnership with the Local Authority to promote good governance and school improvement
  • We represent governors , or coordinate governor representation, in a range of forums and boards within Bucks (look on this website under The Bucks Framework)
  • We transmit the views and concerns of Bucks governors to the NGA
  • We coordinate responses to local and national policy initiatives and consultative exercises
  • And we are a channel for communication and self-help among governors within the county

How are we organised

See our constitution here Constitution

Day to day management is carried out by an Executive Committee of governors elected annually at our AGM, which is held in the Autumn term. The Committee meets once a term. We aim to organise members’ meetings on topical educational issues, with local and national speakers, about twice a year.

BASG officers


Simon Kearey: Chair

Bernadette Allison: Secretary

Jo Pearce: Treasurer