Learning Link e-learning modules for governors, trustees and clerks

Over 50 learning modules are available to all governors on your board through your NGA Learning Link subscription.

If you are interested in buying NGA Learning Link for your governing board or a group of schools, please contact learninglink@nga.org.uk or call us on 0121 237 4600.

For new governors

The Induction Suite

1.            Governance: Your role, your responsibilities, your organisation

2.            Your organisation: understanding school structures and what children should learn

3.            Strategy: Living your values, reaching your vision, managing the risk

4.            Progress and attainment: using data to improve educational outcomes

5.            Resources: Making the most of what you’ve got

6.            Working Together: Building the team and improving the organisation

7.            Compliance: Assuring your organisation, keeping it safe, secure and solvent

8.            Effectiveness: Governance making an impact, changing lives

41 current learning modules

1. Key Functions of the Governing Body

2. Exclusions

3. Head Teacher Recruitment and Succession Planning

4. Monitoring Performance Data and Targets

5. The Role of Governors in Safeguarding Children

6. The Role of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Governor

7. Educational Visits

8. E-Safety for Governors

9. Understanding Schools Finance

10. Managing Academy Finance

11. Planning for Succession in the Governing Body

12. Health and Safety

13. Equality and Diversity

14. Early Years Education

15. Getting it Right as a Staff Governor

16. Governors' Visit to School

17. Monitoring and Evaluation – The Governing Body’s Role

18. School Teacher Appraisal and Capability

19. Academies

20. Governance of a Church School

21. The Governors’ Role in School Improvement

22. Pupil Premium

23. Headteacher Appraisal and Capability

24. Different Models of Governance

25. Looked After Children

26. Ofsted Inspection of Schools

27. Introduction to Clerking Maintained Schools

28. Introduction to Clerking Academies

29. Recording a Meeting

30. Supporting the Governing Body in Raising School Standards  

31. The Constitution of the Governing Body

32. Preparing for a Meeting

33. Clerking a Trust or Local Governing Body

34. Governors and Ofsted

35. Getting to Know the Law

36. The Clerk’s Role in the Appointment of the Headteacher or Deputy

37. Handling Delicate Situations

38. Helping Struggling Governing Bodies

39. Governing Body Duties on Compliance

40 The Clerk as Co-ordinator of Continuing Professional Development

41. Clerking an Interim Executive Board  

7 Virtual College courses relevant to education sector

1.            Keep Them Safe

2.            Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation

3.            Get Moving, Get Healthy

4.            Female Genital Mutilation

5.            An Awareness of Forced Marriage

6.            An Awareness of Type 1 diabetes

7.            Career VOOC’s