An Induction or Refresher to The Essentials Of School Governance

Most people become school governors or trustees because they want to make a difference, but without the right training these good intentions can be wasted by focusing on the wrong things or lacking in confidence and understanding of the role.
This course aims to equip governors and trustees to be confident and effective quickly.

This two-session governance training course covers:

  • Understanding the school system and the curriculum
  • Getting to grips with the role of governance
  • Knowing your school and holding others to account
  • Overseeing finances
  • Statutory compliance and safeguarding
  • Understanding the Ofsted framework and KPIs
  • Effectively contributing as a governor or trustee

Who should attend?
Governors and trustees of all phases, including those new to governance, or those who would like a refresher.

Linda Robinson - An Essex-based National Leader of Governance, experienced governance tutor, mentor and coach who has delivered bespoke governance training across Essex.

About our training
As experienced Chairs of Governors we strongly believe in providing training that gives you the knowledge, tools and examples to be effective governors. Our aim is to give you the confidence and tools to improve your governance as quickly and effectively as possible. All our training is provided by National Leaders of Governance who are experienced governance trainers. See our website for more details:

About NLGs
National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) are experienced chairs of governing boards. All NLGs have been through a rigorous designation process from the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), a part of the Department for Education (DfE), to demonstrate that we have the skills, experience and attributes to be a National Leader of Governance. All NLGs are either actively chairing standalone schools or academies, local governing boards or multi academy trust (MAT) trust boards, or have done so within the last five years. All NLGs are trained to support governors through mentoring and coaching and provide governance services which are quality assured.

What people say about our training
‘The best governor training I have ever attended’

‘Inspiring! Thank you! I now feel confident to be a more strategic governor’

‘At last, training that provides the tools, examples and checklists to help us do the job’

Logistics and Booking 
Please complete your online booking by selecting the 'BOOK' link next to the date wish to attend from the grid below and using the 'BOOK' link.  If the 'BOOK' link is not visible, please let us know you are interested in the next available date by selecting the 'ENQUIRE' button below.
If you have any difficulties, please contact Melanie Jones, Billericay TSA Administrator.  Email:  Tel: 01277 314420. 

Becoming a Member of the Billericay TSA
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Other Governance Training
We provide a range of Governance training for your school, (full packages, bespoke sessions or pay as you go public courses).  Please CLICK HERE or visit for further information.


Dates 14, 21 May 2020
Delegate Price £155.00
TSA Member Price £140.00