Our CPD accredited ‘Become an Effective Governor’ induction programme provides a comprehensive introduction to key topics in school governance to help new school governors quickly gain confidence in the role.

Looking to develop your knowledge of school governance in order to become an effective member of your board?

  • Our induction course is ideally suited for those who are new to education. Firstly, with key language, regulations and acronyms explained, our eLearning allows you to fully engage with meetings and visits early in your governance role. Furthermore, each section contains real examples of actions and questions. This is to help you develop best practice. Additionally, the course also offers videos of current school governors speaking about their roles.
  • Dedicated modules for academy and maintained school governors ensure that the information you receive is relevant to your setting.
  • You are able to complete the modules in whichever order best suits your needs as a learner but certification is only available once all of the modules have been completed.
  • This eLearning is aimed at those new into their governance roles, or those in the process of becoming a school governor, who wish to swiftly become effective members of their board.

“The course is very insightful on every aspect regarding schooling and how we can be more effective in fulfilling our duties. I will be going back to the modules that relate to my specific responsibilities during my time as a school governor.”

I’m so glad this exists, I am finding it difficult to get on my local training course as they are all in work hours, so being able to do this in my own time and cover the topics I need to know about was so valuable. It is really easy to use and there are tonnes of links that I’ve jotted down to use in future. It tells you just enough, but not too much!”

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 where it most suits you.

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