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  • Checklist for governor induction Use our checklist to help your governors or trustees settle in to their role quickly and start adding value to your board straight away.
  • Coronavirus: how to induct a new governor remotely Don't wait for lockdown to end. Find out how you can get your new governor started remotely and ready to contribute to your board's work.
  • Exclusions training for governors and trustees Must 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 glossary The 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 governors UpdatedStrong 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 UpdatedThe 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 glossaries The 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 template Download 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 template Get 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 examples What 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 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 how you can provide ongoing support.
  • Identifying governor training needs How 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 governors A 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 training You 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: role Find 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 governors Do 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 glossary Do 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: guidance UpdatedGovernors 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 requirements UpdatedAt 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 glossary The key terms relating to special educational needs (SEN), plus a downloadable version to share with new governors.
  • Staffing and HR glossary UpdatedThe key staffing, HR and employment terms you'll encounter as a governor, plus a downloadable version to share with new governors.
  • Training for governors How 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.
  • What is the Governance Handbook? Read what it is, who it's for, what's included, and what was in the most recent update.
  • Who’s who in your school: cheat sheet A handy guide to the most common roles you’ll come across in your school, so you know who everyone is and what they’re responsible for.