Training for School Governors

Training for School Governors

CORONAVIRUS 2020 - please be advised all training courses have been cancelled until future notice (

this was put in place starting March 2020). This applies to Bradford School Governor Service courses advertised through and for bespoke courses booked by schools. For advice and to understand about coronavirus please see the link below .


The School Governor Service  from April 2020 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 - all courses are on hold until further notice (from march 2020)

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 their 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/ or advise All training booked by a governor will need to be checked out of the 'shopping basket ' by 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 - these have been cancelled until further notice. However a  termly Governor Update will be sent to all governrs that have their emial address on the skills4bradford website linked with their school.


Introduction to Governance courses - cancelled form March 2020 until further notice.




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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