Becoming a school governor is an incredibly rewarding experience…

By volunteering as a school governor, you can make a difference within your local community and develop your career. Our CPD-accredited eLearning allows you to start the role with all the knowledge you need to be an effective school governor. With detailed information about the role and responsibilities, and examples of best practice from existing school governors, you’ll be ready to fully engage with meetings and visits early on. We’ve also included all the terminology you’ll need to know be become an effective school governor.

This course is built for everyone – regardless of whether you’re new to volunteering in education, or have worked in the sector before.

We offer different courses depending on the type of school you’re in…

The majority of the school governor role will remain the same from school to school, but depending on the type of school you’re in, you may have different responsibilities, or different things to consider. That’s why we offer two courses with dedicated modules depending on whether you’re a school governor in a maintained school, or academy trust.

Maintained schools operate through the local authority. Examples of maintained schools include: community schools, voluntary aided and controlled schools, and foundation schools. In contrast, academy trusts are charitable bodies responsible for overseeing and governing a group of schools. Most academy trusts are multi-academy trusts (MATs).

Benefits and features of our Becoming an Effective School Governor series

Quizzes and challenges

Regular quizzes and challenges test your knowledge throughout the course and provide instant feedback.

Dynamic content

Content is designed to be easily understandable with links to more in-depth reading to supplement your learning in key areas of interest. You will also hear from current school governors about their own roles.

Complete at home or on the go

The modules work across your laptop, tablet or smartphone, allowing you to access the eLearning whenever it most suits you. You can also complete the modules in any order you want, to accommodate your learning style.

The induction series is available to purchase for individual users and costs £30 inclusive of VAT.

Please complete the version of the course most applicable to you in your role