Governor training

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School and Governor Support Service (SGSS) - Training and Development Opportunities

SGSS provides a comprehensive training and development programme which is of high quality and aims to develop the skills and knowledge needed for effective governance in maintained schools, academies and multi academy trusts.

As part of the partnership agreement, all governors will have access to NGA Learning Link which is an online training resource which is provided by National Governors Association (NGA) and is purchased by School and Governor Support.

A programme of training courses is produced termly and is available for any governor/director or trustee to access.

The programme covers a wide range of subject areas as well as including, induction training for new governors, Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment, financial management, Special Educational Needs, Complaints and Appeals, Leadership and Management. 

View the Governor Training and Development Programme 2021 - 22

In addition to the programme, SGSS provides bespoke training to governing bodies and groups of governors on request.  This would be designed to meet your current needs and would be delivered at a time convenient for your governors.

If your school/academy does not subscribe to the clerking service, governors are still able to access the programme on a ‘pay as you go’ basis:

'Pay as you go' Menu Hourly/Rate Cost

To attend a 2 hour course which is offered within the School and Governor Support Training and Development Programme.


£100 per session.

To attend a day course e.g. new governor induction, Safer Recruitment.


£150 per session.

Alternatively, your school, academy or multi academy trust may be interested in our training offer which offers a buy back opportunity in three levels:

Package Offer Cost

Attendance at up to 10 courses within the Training and Development Programme.


Attendance at up to 15 sessions within the Training and Development Programme.


Attendance at up to 25 sessions within the Training and Development Programme.


Contact details are shown below for further information or to book a place.


Contact Governor Support Service

Telephone: 01642 526420 

Email: [email protected]  

Address: School and Governor Support Service, The Education Centre at Stockton Sixth Form College, Bishopton Road West, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 0QD

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