Core modules

Core modules

A suite of 8 modules covering key governance areas, perfect for those new to governance or those looking for a refresher.

Governance: your role, responsibilities and organisation
Governance: your role, responsibilities and organisation +

This module will help you to:

  • Understand the key features of school governance
  • Understand the expectations on governors
  • Understand the essential ingredients of an effective governing board
  • Reflect on the type of school that you govern
  • Understand how to manage conflicts of interest
  • Learn about the importance of constructive governance

Study time: Approximately 2 hrs

Your organisation: understanding school structures and what children should learn
Your organisation: understanding school structures and what children should learn +

This module will help you to:

  • Understand the core purpose of your organisation
  • Understand the curriculum your school should provide and your role in relation to this
  • Develop your knowledge of Pupil Premium
  • Understand your board responsibilities in relation to SEND education  
  • Develop your knowledge on effective behaviour management and legislation
  • Understand the role of Ofsted
  • Be able to contribute to board decisions and judgements

Study time: Approximately 2 hrs

Strategy: living your values, reaching your vision, managing the risk
Strategy: living your values, reaching your vision, managing the risk +

This module will help you to:

  • Explore clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Understand the concept and process of developing an ambitious and clear strategy
  • Develop your knowledge of the education sector
  • Explore managing risk and evaluations
  • Understand your boards role in terms of your school strategy

Study time: Approximately 2 hrs

Progress and attainment: using your data to improve educational outcomes
Progress and attainment: using your data to improve educational outcomes +

This module will help you to:

  • Understand your governing role in pupil performance and how to address improvements
  • Understand how to hold school leaders to account
  • Understand how pupils should be monitored
  • Use benchmarking to understand how well your school is supporting its pupils
  • Understand how to strategically address lack of performance

Study time: Approximately 2 hrs

Resources: making the most of what you've got
Resources: making the most of what you've got +

This module will help you to:

  • Understand your role in relation to managing resources 
  • Understand how financially efficient schools use their resources
  • Navigate the budget setting and monitoring process~
  • Evaluate strategy impact

Study time: Approximately 2 hrs

Working Together: Building the team and improving the organisation
Working Together: Building the team and improving the organisation +

This module will help you to:

  • Build relationships with your senior executive team
  • Engage effectively with stakeholders including parents, staff, the community and employers

Study time: Approximately 1 hr 30 mins

Compliance: assuring your organisation, keeping it safe, secure and solvent
Compliance: assuring your organisation, keeping it safe, secure and solvent +

This module will help you to:

  • Understand the key areas of compliance including safeguarding, health and safety, admissions, information publication and management and school policies
  • Understand the expectations off governors in relation to compliance
  • Approach effective monitoring and holding school leaders to account

Study time: Approximately 1 hr 30 mins

Effectiveness: governance making an impact, changing lives
Effectiveness: governance making an impact, changing lives +

This module will help you to:

  • Ensure your board is operating effectively
  • Identify when your strategy isn’t making an impact
  • Assess performance of all members
  • Plan for development

Study time: Approximately 1 hr 30 mins

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