Exclusions training for governors and trusteesMust we attend exclusions training? Training is not required to sit on a discipline committee, however it is recommended. All members of independent review panels must receive training. We look at what this training should cover.
Finance glossaryThe key financial terms you'll encounter as a governor at a maintained school or an academy, plus a downloadable version to share with new governors.
Finance training for school governorsUpdatedStrong 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 glossaryUpdatedThe 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.
Governance glossariesThe world of school governance is full of jargon and acronyms. It can be hard to decipher this language, particularly when you're new. Our glossaries are the perfect place to start.
Governor development plan templateDownload our governor development plan template to help you organise the development of your governors, and follow our advice for what to consider when you’re creating your plan.
Governor pack templateGet your governors up to speed quickly with our template governor pack. Give them all the essential school information and policies they need, right at their fingertips. We've also included a customisable school-on-a-page (SOAP).
Governors' handbooks: guidance and examplesWhat might a school’s governor handbook include? We relay guidance from one of our associate education experts on information to include in a governors' handbook. We also link to examples of handbooks from schools and a local authority.
How to induct new governors effectivelyHigh-quality induction ensures that new governors and trustees can hit the ground running. Understand what you need to do to prepare them for their role, and how you can provide ongoing support.
Identifying governor training needsHow can we identify our governing board's training needs? This article is accompanied by two downloadable KeyDocs to help you conduct a training needs analysis. It looks at areas of training suggested by the Department for Education, and at other ways you can prioritise training needs.
Induction training for governorsA solid induction can help new governors understand their roles and be effective straight away. Discover resources to help them get off to a great start.
Keeping a record of governor trainingYou aren't required to keep a record of governor training, but the Governance handbook suggests that you should. Use our template to record governor training for your board, and see examples of training records from other schools.
Mentor to a new governor: roleFind out what you, as the governing board, can expect from mentors supporting a new governor. Share this article with any mentors on your board.
Ofsted glossary for governorsDo you know your section 8 from your section 48? There's a lot of jargon involved in the world of school inspection - read our definitions and feel more prepared.
Performance data glossaryDo you know your scaled score from your progress score, or your attainment 8 from your progress 8? Pupil performance data is full of technical terms and acronyms. Keep our performance data glossary on hand to help you decode your data reports.
Safeguarding training for governors: guidanceUpdatedGovernors should have regular safeguarding training. Find out what the recommendations and requirements are for various types of safeguarding training, so you can keep pupils safe.
Safer recruitment training: statutory requirementsUpdatedAt least one member of a selection panel must have completed safer recruitment training. Understand what the training should cover and how often it should be refreshed. We'll also point you to our safer recruitment eLearning.
SEN glossaryThe key terms relating to special educational needs (SEN), plus a downloadable version to share with new governors.
Staffing and HR glossaryUpdatedThe key staffing, HR and employment terms you'll encounter as a governor, plus a downloadable version to share with new governors.
Training for governorsHow can we find training for our governors? In this article, we link to a number of providers offering general training for governors. This includes training programmes from local authorities, and a free e-learning module from The Key.