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Governor Training

Developing governors’ skills, knowledge and understanding to improve your school’s overall effectiveness.

Our comprehensive online training programme, delivered by a nationally respected adviser on school improvement and governance, will focus on a wide range of themes, including:

  • Understanding the purpose of governance – aimed at those new to school governance and governors who want to refresh their understanding.
  • Preparing for your next Ofsted inspection.
  • Understanding the role of governance in school improvement – ensure the governing board has effective strategic oversight of their school’s plans, actions and outcomes.
  • How to monitor your school and hold leaders to account for effective learning and care of all pupils.
  • How to effectively monitor the financial performance of your school.
    Schools’ statutory responsibilities in relation to careers education and information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).
  • How to have impactful board meetings – planning, structure and conduct of governing board meetings.
  • Roles and responsibilities of chairs, vice chairs and chairs of committees – leading the team.
  • Role of the link/lead governor – including visits to school/classes.
  • Role of the safeguarding governor – what it means and what you should do to ensure that the school remains a safe and secure place for everyone.
  • Role of the SEND governor – what it means, why it’s important, and how you can be effective.
  • Role of parent governors.

Annual face-to-face governance conference – all governors are invited to attend the annual conference, covering a wide range of national and current issues.


Governor training: £900. Governor advice, support and clerking with governor training (bundle package): £2,750.

Additional in-school training and advice services can also be provided – please contact us to discuss your needs.

Jackie Day
Jackie Day

Governor Services


Jackie Day, Governor Services Manager

Contact: Jackie Day, Governor Services Manager, on 07866 912 860 or

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