This course is an induction for new governors, providing an overview of how to develop the governing board roles and responsibilities, as well as signposting any further training opportunities.

Aims and outcomes

  • Ensure new governors understand their role and responsibilities.
  • Develop key skills across the governing board.
  • Learn about finance and pupil premium.
  • Develop an understanding of school performance data.
  • Understand your role in monitoring teaching and learning and performance management.
  • Learn about safeguarding for governors.

Course content

  • Unit 1: Induction for new governors
  • Unit 2: Developing governor skills
  • Unit 3: Finance and pupil premium
  • Unit 4: Understanding data
  • Unit 5: Teaching and learning (including performance management)
  • Unit 6: Safeguarding for governors


Stephen provides school governance services including Clerking and Training to schools and academies, supporting Governors and Senior Leaders on their improvement journeys.

He has served as a Governor for over 20 years in Primary and...

Ian is a School Governance Consultant. He has served as a School Governor for 25 years in Primary, High School and Academy establishments.

He chaired a primary school governing body for 6 years and was Chair of the Personnel Committee for...