Training for School Governors

Training for School Governors

The School Governor Service  from April 2019 offers: 

  • Bespoke training for your school from 1-3 hours sessions (£200-£300). To express an interest and discuss your requirements please contact

  • Programme of courses - please see below for pay-as-you-go courses

The  details of  the subscriptions for Advice and Clerking and other School Governance support services  can be found on the website

The School Governor Service Training Programme enables governors to clearly plan their training and to identify those dates, times and venues that will be the most convenient for them.  

The purpose of this programme is to support governors in the effective strategic management of all schools and academies, to enable the best possible educational outcomes for children across the district and improve further education and job prospects for them.

The programme offers a wide range of opportunities intended to broaden governors’ knowledge, develop their skills and update them on specific responsibilities.  Governor feedback and developments in education continue to inform the sessions provided.  Governors in Bradford contribute to the programme and support our committment to deliver a high quality service provided by experienced professionals to meet the needs of individual governors and governing boards.

Course cost: The School Governor Service Training Programme from April 2019 is pay-as-you-go, the school will be invoiced for courses booked. The cost is £55 per governor per session (£150 for the Introduction to Governance 5 hour course delivered over a full day or two evening). 

Training Programme Spring and Summer 2020 access here

To Book: please email your booking to with your full name, the name of the school to be charged for the course, the name and date of the course, your phone number. You will receive an email confirmation or directly onto the website. - governors not already logged in can click on Login using thier school email address and click forgotten password- you can then set your own password and use this moving forward. If you change your email address please ensure your clerk is aware so they can update the website/advise All training booked by a governor will need to be checked out of the 'shopping basket ' bt the school finance authorised user. Please search for courses on the 'Training & Events' tab, select provider 'School Governor Service' to see all  SGS governor courses.

Governor Forum Networking events  FREE– these free termly sessions are open to all governors  – to book please email

Monday 02 March 2020 6.30pm-8.30pm at Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN please book your FREE place.


Introduction to Governance course dates:

Friday            13 March 2020 Keighley Town Hall, or

Tuesday       28 April 2020 Margaret McMillan Tower, or

Friday            3 July 2020 Margaret McMillan Tower.


Two Session course (2 x 2.5 hrs)

Tuesdays 4 and 11 February 2020, 4.30pm-7.00pm Margaret McMillan Tower


Wednesdays 6 May and 3 June 2020, 4.30pm-7.00pm Margaret McMillan Tower

to book:  please complete Introduction to Governance course booking form and email to or email your request with the relevant information.

The school will be charged £150 for your attendance on this course.




Future Training courses for School Governors in Bradford District: if you wish to put forward ideas/ requests please email or contact 01274 439400.



Contact School Governor Service on 01274 439400 or e-mail


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