Now more than ever, schools need capable and committed people on their governing boards…

That’s why at Governors for Schools, we’re always creating and sharing resources to help school governors be the best they can be in their role. We’re also proud to offer support to prepare prospective school governors to get into school governance.

We’ve collated the support we offer on this page to support your development and give you an overview of how we can help you to prepare/be the best school governor you can be.

News and blogs

Want to find out what is new with Governors for Schools? Our news and blogs pages cover a range of frequently asked questions, featuring guest blogs from organisations including Stonewall, and articles about supporting initiatives in your school. The aim is to offer comprehensive support for school governors across England and Wales.

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Did you know that we regularly host webinars? We discuss topics such as effective safeguarding and personal development in the new Ofsted framework, as well as all things school governance. You can register for upcoming webinars and watch back previous recordings online by visiting our webinars page.

If you’re interested in becoming a school governor, our monthly ‘Introduction to governance‘ webinar may also be of interest to you. This webinar discusses the role of a school governor in detail, and offers you the chance to ask questions to our expert school governor recruitment team.

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Discover more about our eLearning modules on a variety of topics, from driving school improvement to understanding performance data. Our eLearning is designed for both prospective and in-post school governors alike.

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Become an Effective New Governor eLearning series

Thinking about becoming a school governor and want to prepare for the role? Or just started volunteering and want to ensure you’re effective from the outset? Our ‘Become an Effective New Governor’ series may be for you.

This paid for CPD accredited induction course is ideally suited to those new to education, with key language, regulations and acronyms explained so you can fully engage with meetings and visits early in your school governance role. Each section contains real examples of actions and questions – to help you develop best practice – as well as videos of current school governors speaking about their roles.

Depending on whether you’re thinking about becoming a school governor within an academy trust, or in a maintained school, we offer different content. Find out more below.

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Thinking about becoming or have recently taken on the role of a school governor? Our resources page is for you! Here we detail support on offer for school governors as well as link essential reading such as materials from the Department for Education.

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