Governor recruitment, skills audits & training

  • 20 key questions for governing boards
    Download our 20 key questions and sources of evidence to help you evaluate how effective your governing board is.
  • Annual governance statements
    An annual governance statement is required for an academy, and is good practice for a maintained school. Get guidance on what your statement needs to contain, and take a look at examples from other schools.
  • Chair of the governing board: role and responsibilities
    Whether you're the chair of a maintained school or academy, understand your role by downloading our role description. You'll also find skills audits to help you identify your strengths, and the skills and knowledge you still need to acquire in your role.
  • Finance glossary
    Be clear on the key financial terms you'll encounter as a governor at a maintained school or an academy, plus download our glossary to share it with your board.
  • Finance training for school governors
    Strong financial management is one of the pillars of good governance. Find out what training, resources and funding are available to you to enhance your knowledge of school finance.
  • Governance basics glossary
    The key governance terms you'll encounter, including roles on the board, school types, meeting procedures and key documents. Plus, a downloadable version to share with new governors.