Training for new governors, trustees and clerks

Funded by DfE: NGA Leading Governance programmes for chairs, clerks & boards funded by DfE

Develop your leadership skills and confidence. Lead and support your governing board to have real impact on your school’s improvement.

The Department for Education (DfE) has appointed the National Governance Association (NGA) to deliver governance leadership development programmes for chairsclerks and boards.

Development for Chairs
This fully-funded programme for chairs, vice chairs, committee chairs and future chairs, provides opportunities for developing leadership skills and confident governance. Funding for £500 is available*.

Development for Clerks
This ICSA accredited programme is designed for new and experienced clerks currently working in all school settings. It helps develop the knowledge and skills needed for high-quality clerking. The programme is £75 if you take up funding worth £350*.

Development for Boards
This programme is designed for boards governing multi academy trusts or groups of schools, or boards of schools in opportunity areas where the school is judged to be requiring improvement or coasting. This is a consultant-led bespoke programme that will be tailored to your board’s circumstances to improve practice and outcomes. There is funding available up to £2,000*.

*In order to apply for funding please take a look at our FAQ’s for more details on how to apply. Or contact    

NGA Consultancy and Training offers the following options for induction training:  

An induction programme for new governors or trustees

This programme is also suitable for those in need a refresher.  The standard programme consists of five modules which can be delivered in a day or over a number of sessions.  This programme is suitable for groups of schools, multi academy trusts, teaching school alliances or local authority to commission.   The programme can also be personalised to a school or trust’s specific circumstances.

If you would like to arrange induction training: please email or call 0121 237 4600. 

E-learning for governors, trustees and clerks

NGA Learning Link offers bespoke online training on all aspects of school governance and offers a catalogue of high-quality online content to develop your skills and knowledge on key topics including: induction, strategy, team work, assessment, staffing, financial oversight, elements of effective governance, compliance, collaboration, and much more.