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Governance training

Embedding strong governance

Comprehensive governance training for schools, academies and trusts

Our governance training programmes are designed to provide both new and experienced governors and trustees with the tools, expertise and confidence to fully understand and excel in their governance role. We can also create bespoke training sessions for your board that are tailored around a topic of your choice.

Does your school
 or academy trust need governance services?

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you.

Embedding the core functions of governance

All training is delivered by experienced facilitators, well-versed in the latest developments in education. The service offers a comprehensive range of governance training courses, workshops and seminars covering all aspects of school governance. There is something to suit everyone, whether you are new to governance or have been in your role for many years. 

Key benefits

  • Experienced trainers with expert subject knowledge who can help participants turn the learning into practice 
  • Access to a comprehensive range of training events for every member of the board, from induction training for new governors and trustees to essential safeguarding training 
  • Support to design bespoke in-house training sessions for your board or boards 
  • Free termly briefings with updates and practical tips for board members 
  • Access to a full range of over 50 e-learning training modules via the NGA’s Learning Link platform 
Thank you very much for the training session. It was really useful, highly informative and perfect timing to keep everyone looking forward rather than relaxing back.

Comprehensive training

We can help you to understand your role and responsibility as a school governor or trustee, and equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to carry out your role effectively. 

Our training courses are designed to reflect the DfE’s Governance Handbook and Competency Framework, covering every aspect of the role but can also be flexible, and tailored to meet the specific needs of your school and board. Our training is divided into four categories:  

  • Essential Governance – covering the basics for new governors and trustees
  • Developing Governance – a range of topics to choose from as you develop your role 
  • Named Governance for governors and trustees with a specific role on the board such as safeguarding
  • Current Governance – keeping you up to date with the latest developments

Learn more about our Governance Training