Training Courses & conferences

In response to the Government guidance on COVID-19 advising the UK public to avoid unnecessary social contact, we are continually addressing our training courses and events programme. We are delighted to be able to offer some face-to-face training again, with social distance measures in places, whilst looking to provide as much training virtually as possible. Please contact the Events Team for up to date information on courses.

The health and safety of all of our clients and staff is important to us and we would like to thank you for your understanding. Should you have any queries regarding future dates or refunds please email

Booking are still being taken for Literacy and School Development training courses and will be delivered online. Please email for more information.

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Preparing for Ofsted - 22 April 2021

Ofsted inspections have identified the key role governors play in school leadership. This training gives advice and guidance to governors about the Ofsted framework, how they can contribute to school inspections and the types of questions they may be asked. This training will be delivered virtually.

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New Governor's Induction - 29 April & 06 May 2021

Becoming a governor can be a daunting experience. This training is designed to meet the needs of new governors and uses the DfE Governance Competency Framework as the basis for new governors to understand the expectations of their role and statutory responsibilities. This training will be delivered virtually.

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Strategic Planning and Challenge - 11 May 2021

A fundamental element of the strategic role of governors is the setting and monitoring of targets, particularly linked to the school development plan. This session will take governors through the planning, monitoring and review cycle and identify the support and challenge that governors can provide. This training will be delivered virtually.

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Chairs Network - 18 May 2021

The Chairs Network is a termly meeting which includes a briefing on the latest developments in governance, best practice and policy updates from the DfE. This training will be delivered virtually.

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The Governor's Role in Complaints - 10 June 2021

This session looks at the role and responsibilities of governors in complaints – from ensuring that your school has a policy that is fit for purpose, to being part of a panel hearing complaints. This training will be delivered virtually.

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Special School Governor Briefing - 14 June 2021

This briefing will cover all the key aspects that a governor of a special school needs to know. It will include information about the context of the governance of special schools such as data, roles and responsibilities and the nature of provision. This training will be delivered virtually.

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Governing Body Self-Review - 23 June 2021

This session will provide practical tools for governors to reflect on their skills, compliance with statutory duties, the effectiveness of the governing body and areas for development to ensure that governors are contributing to effective governance. This training will be delivered virtually.