Governor Training Courses
We offer a number of courses ideally suited for governors. These courses are to give governors an understanding of what is expected of them and also give them the tools to be more effective in their schools. Please use the ‘book now’ tab to access our online sign-up system.
We are currently delivering most of our training via Zoom. Our Zoom protocols are here: LDBS Zoom Governor Training Protocols.
The list of courses below is updated regularly, so do remember to check back. You will be notified by email if a course is cancelled due to lack of participant uptake.
If you have a question about any of these courses, please email us.
For a full list of all our courses through the year can be accessed on our: courses page
An online booking link: ‘Book now‘ is next to each course description.
We will be holding a couple of twilight sessions over the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms – please see the calendars below to sign up.
SIAMS Training for Headteachers/SLTs: Please refer to the Grow Education Partners SIAMS courses here.
|AUTUMN TERM 2021:
|19 Oct 2021||2pm – 4pm||Safeguarding Children – the governors’ role||via zoom||Registration is now closed|
|21 Oct 2021||1.30pm – 4pm||New Chairs of Governors||via zoom||Book now|
|2 Nov 2021||10am – 12.30pm||Governors’ HR Panel Hearings||via zoom||Book now|
|4 Nov 2021||5pm – 6.15pm (twilight session)||An Overview for Governors of the SIAMS Inspection Schedule (Governors only)||via zoom||Book now|
|9 Nov 2021||9.30am – 12.30pm||Mental Health First Aid Training (x4 sessions) (pay-for course delivered by Grow Education Partners)||Book now|
|16 Nov 2021||10am – 12noon||Making Sense of SECONDARY School Performance Data||via zoom||Book now|
|17 Nov 2021||10am – 12.30pm||Governors’ HR Responsibilities and STPCD||via zoom||Book now|
|26 Nov 2021||9am – 3.30pm||Leading in Partnership (for Heads or Deputy/Assistant Heads along with their Chair or Vice Chair)||via zoom||Book now|
|1 Dec 2021||9am – 3.45pm||Safer Recruitment||via zoom||Book now|
|7 Dec 2021||10am – 12.30pm||Parents’ and Carers’ Complaints to Governors||via zoom||Book now|
|16 Dec 2021||6pm – 7pm (twilight session)||Strategic Financial Planning 2: Creative collaboration through shared school organisational models (topic 2 of 6)||via zoom||Book now|
At the moment, will be holding all but one governor training session via zoom for each of the SPRING and SUMMER terms.
We will also be updating our training topics schedule, so please check this page regularly in the weeks ahead.
|SPRING TERM 2022:
|11 Jan 2022||6pm – 7pm (twilight session)||Strategic Financial Planning 3: Staff reorganisations (topic 3 of 6)||via zoom||Book now|
|20 Jan 2022||10am – 3.30pm||Induction for New Governors||via zoom||Book now|
|8 Feb 2022||10am – 12noon||Governors with Responsibility for SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability)||via zoom||Book now|
|22 Feb 2022||6pm – 8pm (twilight session)||New Chairs of Governors||via zoom||Book now|
|28 Feb 2022||10am – 12noon||Valuing All God’s Children – an overview for Governors||via zoom||Book now|
|7 Mar 2022||6pm – 7pm (twilight session)||Strategic Financial Planning 4: Curriculum-oriented budgeting (topic 4 of 6)||via zoom||Book now|
|16 Mar 2022||1.30pm – 4pm||Governors’ HR Panel Hearings||Causton St.||Book now|
|17 Mar 2022||10am – 12noon||Monitoring Visits in Schools (Primary schools only)||via zoom||Book now|
|23 Mar 2022||9am – 3.45pm||Safer Recruitment||via zoom||Book now|
|30 Mar 2022||4.30pm – 6.30pm (twilight session)||Exclusions||via zoom||Book now|
|SUMMER TERM 2022:
|26 Apr 2022||6pm – 7pm (twilight session)||Strategic Financial Planning 5: Making the most of financial benchmarking dashboards and toolkits (topic 5 of 6)||via zoom||Book now|
|28 Apr 2022||1.30pm – 4pm||Parents’ and Carers’ Complaints to Governors||Causton St.||Book now|
|3 May 2022||2pm – 4pm||Making Sense of SECONDARY School Performance Data||via zoom||Book now|
|17 May 2022 and 18 May 2022||5pm – 7pm
|Induction for New Governors (x2 twilight sessions) – you will need to sign up to both sessions to get the full benefit of the training||via zoom||Book now|
|13 June 2022||6pm – 7pm (twilight session)||Strategic Financial Planning 6: Marketing, tendering, procurement and discovering new income/funding sources (topic 6 of 6)||via zoom||Book now|