Training / Event Details


Governance Panels

Role Specific Development


Most issues within a school, or about a school, can be dealt with by teachers or the headteacher. However, sometimes decisions need to be reviewed by a governing body panel, where strict procedures must be followed in order to ensure fair hearing.

Therefore, it is important that a few governors on each GB attend this training so that when a panel needs to be formed, at least one member has received training.

All senior clerks should also attend this training, as they will be advising the GB on procedure and organising the meeting.


This course will explore the purpose of all types of panel - such as complaints, exclusions, whistleblowing and staff-related panels - looking at how they differ, but more importantly the common procedures. There will be legislation, statutory guidance and local policies related to these, so delegates will be shown how to access all relevant documents and support.

The DfE's Competency Framework for Governance sets out the competencies needed for effective governance and the following competencies are covered in this training:
1. Strategic Leadership
2. Accountability for Educational Standards and Financial Performance
3. People
5. Compliance


1. Know the different types of governor panel and where to access the associated policies and procedures
2. Understand the roles and responsibilities of the clerk, FGB and panel - before, during and after the hearing
3. Be able to conduct a fair hearing to reduce the likelihood of further action being taken against the governing body

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.


All clerks and governors

30 Apr 2019 18:30 - 20:30

Closing date: 30/04/2019
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Governor Support
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Date and Time

30 Apr 2019 18:30 - 20:30


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


Sharon Mackenzie