Training icon

Training / Event Details



To build an awareness of the expected behaviours and the role and responsibility of a school governor.


Our Governance Today sessions are offered over 2 sessions (Part 1 and Part 2), both on a morning and evening in order to provide some flexibility to governors who are managing their diaries, work and/or family commitments. These sessions are 2 hours in length. However, if you attend the Governance Today 1 & 2 all day session (5 and half hours), a light lunch is provided between sessions.


This is an essential course for all those new to school governance and will cover the 3 core functions of governance, namely:-

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent - Governance Handbook 2017

Further referral will be made to A Competency Framework for Governance which sets out the 6 competencies essential for effective governance.


To understand the role, responsibilities and accountabilities of the governing board and its’ 3 core functions.
To be aware of the strategic and operational functions of the school and how they interact with one another.
To understand governance structure, how it is organised and delegated and how it is constituted.
To develop confidence, enabling effective participation within the governing board.

Booking Information

Online bookings close on the Friday before a course start date. To book on a course running in the same week, please email or phone 01635 503033.

There is no charge to those schools who have bought back the Governors Services Subscription Package 2018-2019.

Non-subscribing schools: £75.00 per delegate per session.
PLEASE NOTE: Cancellation charges:
Up to 15 days before the date of the session – no charge.
14 days or less – 50% of the session cost, per person.
No show – full cost of the session, per person.


Newly appointed/elected governors/members/trustees and associate members and experienced governors who would welcome a refresh of their understanding of the role.

27 Jun 2019 09:30 - 15:00

Closing date: 24/06/2019
(requires login)
Governor Services
Contact Provider Arrow down

Date and Time

27 Jun 2019 09:30 - 15:00


Holiday Inn, Padworth, Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5HT


Michele Blain
Loading gif