Training / Event Details


Governor Induction: Part 1 & 2 (Full Day)

All new governors are expected to attend this training Aimed at: New governors and those governors in need of refresher training


The DfE Governors’ Handbook, revised January 2015, states that governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
b. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


Our induction programme focuses on these areas so that governors will be confident to carry out their main roles and responsibilities effectively. This programme is also useful for new clerks so they are able to advise their governing bodies on effective governance. We recommend that governors carry out a school induction first and attend at least one full governing body meeting. This helps put the contents of this programme into some context


Understand how governing bodies are formed and why, Know who the key partners are and how to build good relationships
Understand how decisions are made, Know the characteristics of effective governing bodies
Know the difference between the role of the headteacher and GB, Be able to carry out your strategic role by using your School Improvement Plan effectively
Understand different ways governors can monitor and evaluate, Explain the role of the critical friend
Understand how schools are funded and governors’ budgetary responsibilities

Please note: Refreshments are provided, but lunch is not. You are welcome to bring your own packed lunch. Alternatively there are plenty local places to eat nearby.

Booking Information

Please note that you will no longer see a message on training confirmations about cancellation charges. For courses in our Governor Support Training Programme, there will be no charge for cancelling your place at a course. However, it is still important to let us know, as it has an impact on refreshment charges, training materials and the trainer may also have to adapt their delivery


Everyone on the board

12 Oct 2018 09:30 - 14:30

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Governor Support
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Date and Time

12 Oct 2018 09:30 - 14:30


Friends Meeting House (FMHMR / Meeting Room), Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF


Gordon MacRae