Training & induction

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Governor and trustee pack templates
    Get your governors or trustees up to speed quickly with our template governor packs. Give them all the essential school and trust information and policies they need, right at their fingertips. We've also included a customisable school-on-a-page (SOAP), including a top-level version for MAT trustees.
  • How to induct a new governor or trustee effectively
    High-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 use our checklist to make sure you've done everything you need to.
  • Keeping a record of governor training
    Although you aren't required to keep a record of governor or trustee training, it can be a useful source of evidence. Learn how you can track your board's training, and see examples of training records from other boards.
  • Ofsted glossary for governors
    Do you know your graded inspection from your ungraded inspection? There's a lot of jargon involved in the world of Ofsted. Read our definitions and use our handy download to get up to speed.
  • Performance data glossary
    Pupil performance data is full of technical terms and acronyms. Keep our performance data glossary on hand to help you make sense of your data reports. Share our downloadable version with new governors.
  • Safeguarding training for governors: guidance
    Governors should have regular safeguarding training. Find out what the recommendations and requirements are for various types of safeguarding training, so you can help keep pupils safe.
  • Safer recruitment training: statutory requirements
    At least 1 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 also point you to our safer recruitment elearning.
  • SEND glossary
    Get a handle on the key terms relating to special educational needs and disability (SEND), with a downloadable version to share with new governors.
  • Staffing and HR glossary
    The key staffing, HR and employment terms you'll encounter as a governor, plus a downloadable version to share with new governors.