Training for Governors

Herts for Learning - Closing GapsTraining & Other Resources For Governors

This page will provide a number of resources over time including useful documents and links to Training Videos produced by Herts for Learning and, in the fullness of time, other training material of relevance to the Governors’ role.

Useful Documents

nga logoRole Description for Chair of Governors

This document has been produced by the National Governors Association to help Chairs of Governors understand their role fully, it starts by saying:

The role of the chair of governors should be viewed in the same light as that of the chair of the board in any other sector. The role of the chair is demanding, complex and multi-faceted. The chair leads the governing board ensuring it fulfils its functions well. A good chair will ensure the board’s focus is on the strategic. The culture of the board is largely determined by its chair. The chair is “first among equals” but has no defined individual power. A good chair works well with school leaders to advise and shape proposals to be discussed at the board meetings.

Training Videos by Herts for Learning

The following videos offer a distillation of key points on the subject matter and typically last between 4 – 5 minutes.

What every governor needs to know about becoming an effective Chair of Governors

What every governor needs to know about governor induction

What every governor needs to know about holding the school to account

This video still contains useful information but the course it promotes is no longer available.

What every governor needs to know about Governor Visits

What every governor needs to know about Exclusions

New Approaches to Assessment