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Governor Learning and Development

We provide school governors with a flexible, value for money, central and school based learning and development programme which takes account of the statutory/legal requirements and national/local initiatives. We welcome input from governors to ensure that the programme meets the requirements of governing bodies.

What we offer:

  • Unlimited access to an annual programme of central learning and development courses designed to equip governors to undertake their strategic, monitoring, evaluation and accountability roles.
  • 2 places at the annual governors' conference per governing body.
  • Support from a commissioning officer to identify 4 hours of school based training relevant to your school.
  • Unlimited access to e-learning development opportunities for governors.
  • Access to the Induction Programme for new governors and the Taking the Chair programme for governors taking on the roles of chair or vice chair.
  • Ongoing support for training co-ordinators including training guidance and telephone advice.
  • Termly briefings  for governor training co-ordinators.
  • Support to identify, plan and deliver governing body training needs and with completion of the annual governing body self review document.



Full package:

Unlimited access to the specially developed governor training
and development programme using a range of delivery methods.

The package includes 2 places at the annual governor conference and more than 2 places may be offered to schools, on request, subject to availability.


Up to 10 governors/associate members.


Up to 15 governors/associate members.


Up to 20 governors/associate members.


Pay as you go:

All of the following elements are included in the full package but are also available on a pay as you go basis.

Central training course - 2 hour sessions.

£88 per person

Central training course - 3 hour sessions.

£134 per person

All day national induction event (minimum of 6 hours) including lunch and refreshments.

£263 per person

School based training course - 4 hours provided as part of the full package.

*Price per governing body - including up to a maximum of 25 participants for a 2 hour session.

£370 per course*

Annual Governors conference - 6 hour session.

* For Governing Bodies purchasing the full package who wish to purchase additional places, this rate is reduced to £60 per delegate.

£88 per person*

Unlimited access to Modern Governor E-Learning package.

£268 per annum

Further information:

The cost of the package is based on the size of your governing body according to the instrument of government as at 1 April 2012 (plus additional governors).

Our pledge:

We will provide you with an accessible and flexible annual programme of learning and development opportunities, updated termly, focussed on meeting the identified training needs of school governors.

How to buy

Buy Online

You can order elements of this service through the interactive order form.

For initial enquiries call 0300 500 80 80.

For bespoke packages, longer term contracts or in-depth enquiries, contact the service directly:

Jon Coales
tel: 0115 977 3720
email: jon.coales@nottscc.gov.uk

Benefits to your school

  • Support to encourage and assist with governing body self review, needs analysis and production of training plans.
  • Access to a programme of development opportunities designed from identification of governing body training needs.
  • Courses delivered at accessible venues throughout the County.
  • All courses are designed specifically for governors with their legal and statutory responsibilities clearly explained.
  • Sessions delivered by qualified trainers many of whom are experienced school governors.
  • Courses which can be personalised and tailored to meet your individual needs.
  • A choice of delivery methods including group sessions, individual school sessions and on line training and development.
  • A good selection of e-learning options provided for school governors who cannot attend face to face sessions.
  • Access to specified national training opportunities to equip new governors or governors taking on new responsibilities for undertaking their new role.
  • The programme is regularly updated with new courses or "hot topic" events to ensure governors are updated with important changes.
  • Flexible booking system - bookings taken by telephone, voicemail, email or fax and usually confirmed within 2 working days.
  • Experienced staff to assist governors with course selection.
  • A comprehensive support package for Governor Training Co-ordinators.
  • The package offers good value for money as the cost is on average £50 per governor for unlimited access to the central training programme and 4 hours of school based provision.
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