School Governor Training

Covid-19 (Coronavirus):  All governor learning and development takes place in a virtual classroom setting using Teams or Zoom. 

All of our training is designed to support you as you develop into the role of a school governor. Usually your choice of training will be decided by the role you take up in your governing body.

If you are a new governor we recommend the Induction course as the best way of giving you a good grounding in what it means to be a school governor. As a more experienced governor you will know your role well, however as guidance, legislation and policy are constantly changing it is useful to keep yourself up to date on the areas of your responsibility by attending the courses. We look forward to welcoming you along to your chosen sessions.

Governor Learning and Development is a sold service with two ways to access the programme. 

  1. Annual subscription: with this option the school pays an annual subscription for unlimited access to the programme which includes -
    • support and training that is comprehensive and responsive to the changing learning needs of school governors
    • sessions delivered by qualified  trainers, many of whom are experienced school governors
    • a termly training programme of up-to-date governor learning sessions. 
    • unlimited access to Learning Link governor e-learning from the NGA
  2.  'Pay as you go': with this option the school does not subscribe to the annual programme and is charged for any governor attending any course. 

Core training courses

The booking process.

You must use Eventbrite to book a course. Our administration team will not be able to do this for you.

The first time you click to book on to an event please create your own free Eventbrite account. You can then see and manage all your event bookings.

When you book a place, Eventbrite will send a confirmation email/ticket. The day before the course is due to go ahead (or the previous Friday if the course is on a Monday), we will send you a Zoom link to the email address that you registered with. This is the only way to gain entry to the course. The email will also have the course material attached.

Course cancellation (us)

Training courses will only be cancelled or postponed when numbers are so low that it is not viable to go ahead, usually less than 4 delegates depending on the training event. On rare occasions where only one delegate arrives for training, the trainer will decide whether to go ahead or not. Training sessions with only one participant are not viable/effective in these circumstances. If the decision is made not to go ahead, the delegate will be given the training materials to take away.

Courses will be cancelled eight days before the date if there are fewer than four places booked. 

Cancellation may also occur if the trainer becomes unavailable. In this circumstance we will always do our utmost to contact all delegates by email to inform you of the cancellation.

Course cancellation (you)

If you have booked a place but find you cannot attend, remember to go online and cancel your place. This will make your place available to others.


Book a course  Click here to view all courses


Learning Link E-Learning for Governors 

Learning Link is included in the annual subscription to the training package. 

Our governor learning and development subscription package offers an excellent way of blending both face to face and e-learning.

In addition to the virtual classroom sessions, our offer includes full access to Learning Link e-learning from the National Governance Association.

The e-learning package consists of a suite of ten learning collections containing 50 modules of interactive scenario-based learning covering all aspects of school governance plus a selection of bite sized modules. 

Your progress in each module is tracked so you can revisit and pick up where you left off and you can access the programme at any time.

To create an account click the link below and look for the green Learning Link self - registration button.

View more information and follow the log in instruction.

Nottinghamshire Governors' Conference

To be announced.



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Phone - 01159939319

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