School governing boards deserve excellence

We know that school governing boards are crucial to the running of a school. School governors not only make a difference in their local community, but also bring valuable skills and experience that schools/trusts can harness. However, it can take time for school governors to settle into role. That’s why we’ve created our CPD-certified eLearning – so they can learn how to become an effective part of their governing board from the outset.

With detailed information about the role and its responsibilities, and examples of best practice from existing school governors, this course ensures your board will be ready to fully engage with meetings and visits early on. We’ve also included all the terminology learners need to know to navigate the education space effectively.

We offer different courses depending the type of school

While the majority of the school governor role remains the same from school to school, volunteers may have different responsibilities or considerations depending on the type of school they serve in. That’s why we offer two courses with dedicated modules for maintained schools and academy trusts.

Testimonials from school governors

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!

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.

Benefits and features of our Becoming an Effective School Governor series

Quizzes and challenges

Regular quizzes and challenges test 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 learning in key areas of interest. Learners 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 learners to access the eLearning whenever it most suits them. Learners can also complete the modules in any order they want, to accommodate their learning style.

Purchasing the Become an Effective New Governor resource in bulk

To discuss purchasing this resource in bulk, please reach out to [email protected] and a member of the team will get back to you.

The course can also be bought individually

Individuals can also purchase the course for £30 via Stripe. You can direct individual governors to the webpage below. Stripe will provide them with a full receipt for expenses purposes if this better suits your needs.