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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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 download our handy KeyDoc 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 decode your data reports, with a downloadable version to share with new governors.
  • Safer recruitment training: statutory requirements
    At 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.
  • 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.
  • Training for governors
    Getting the training you need to be a good governor has never been easier. Discover all the ways you can step up your governance game to support your school.