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Good governor training and support is the key to ensuring that all governing boards are effective and able to fulfil the functions now demanded of them. Using various methods of delivery, our highly regarded training programme is easy to access and will provide you with the tools you need to become an effective and well-informed governor.

Our governance online training platform offers over 90 engaging and interactive e-learning modules, which can be completed at any time. These modules are carefully designed to align with the DFE’s Competency Framework for Governance.

We have successfully delivered live training events that were attended by over 2,210 individuals, further enhancing their governance knowledge and skills.

“The training was fantastic. I would recommend it for new and existing governors as a refresher”
Buckinghamshire governor

Live online training

We run a comprehensive range of online courses via webinar, with topics suitable for everyone – from governors just starting out to even the most seasoned governors and also governance professionals. These include the following:

  • New governors (including Induction, Understanding Data, Safeguarding)
  • Growing governors (including, Pupil Premium, Ofsted and Equalities)
  • Experienced governors (including Handling Complaints and Pupil Exclusion)
  • Clerks (Clerking Pupil Exclusion)
  • Safeguarding (Child Protection, Safer Recruitment, Health and Safety)

Those buying in to our training package can book places on GovernorHub, those wishing to book places on an ad-hoc basis can book training via the website.

98.6% said the level of expertise of our trainers was good or better
98.2% said that the course they attended will improve their performance (as a governor/head/clerk
87.5% said the level of detail in our courses was 'just right'.

Modern Governor online training

The Modern Governor collection consists of over 90 online modules and podcasts suitable for all governors, associates and clerks. The modules are mapped around the DfE’s Competency Framework for Governance and can be accessed at your leisure via smartphone, tablet and desktop.

Whole Board training

For boards with specific training needs across the board, we offer bespoke two-hour face to face or webinar sessions, delivered in line with school priorities. These sessions are very effective and high valued by boards.

Schools are welcome to share the cost with other boards to promote sharing of best practice and development of local networks.

Email: support@buckseducationpartnership.co.uk to find out more or to book a session for your board.

Costs 2023-24

Annual Subscription Training Package: The BEP training package includes unlimited access to our collection of online modules (Modern Governor) and our full programme of live, interactive training sessions: £995

Annual Subscription Modern Governor only: £359

Pay as used webinar sessions: £75 (1.5 – 2 hours), £100 (3 hours plus)

Whole Board training sessions: £350

“I liked the expertise of the trainer. His experience and knowledge were incredibly valuable and appreciated”
Buckinghamshire governor
“A very useful session and an extremely effective use of two hours. Highlights how good live online training can be”
Buckinghamshire governor
“Well-structured. The information went right back to the foundations of governance which was really useful”
Buckinghamshire governor