Governance Webinars

Make a great start to the 2022-23 academic year by investing in the development of your skills and competencies as a governor.

Please see our extensive list of governance webinars for Governors and Trustees.

  • Webinars are linked to the Governance Competency Framework and address current issues.

To Book
Please click on the title or date of the webinar you wish to attend to book.  If the webinar you require does not have a date listed, don’t worry, just let us know and we will try to arrange that webinar for you!  Please email 

2022-23 Programme

Code Webinar Title Date and time
Competency Area: Strategic Leadership
SL1 How to ensure clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction for your school or trust
SL2 How to engage your key stakeholders to improve your school or trust
SL3 Thinking strategically about effective and efficient use of resources to improve your school or trust
SL4 The boards role in ensuring you are the employer of choice
SL5 Strategic risk management – a guide for governors and trustees
Competency Area: Accountability
AC1 Monitoring Pupil Premium
AC2 Governance of SEND 9-03-23 6.30pm to 8.30pm
AC5 Monitoring the quality of education and the curriculum
AC8 How to monitor staff wellbeing and performance management
AC9 Monitoring pupil behaviours for learning, mental health, and wellbeing
Competency Area: People
PE1 The essentials of school governance (two sessions) – an induction/refresher 24-11-22 & 8-12-22
6.30pm to 8.30pm
or16-3-23 & 30-03-23
6.30pm to 8.30pm
PE3 Leading Governance: Practical Guidance and Essentials tools for Chairs, Vice Chairs, Aspiring Chairs and School Leaders (three sessions) 3-11-22, 17-11-22 & 1-12-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Competency Area: Compliance
CO1 Preparing your board for an Ofsted inspection 16-11-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm
CO2 Developing a whole school approach to parental complaints
CO3 Monitoring Safeguarding
CO4 Monitoring Health and Safety
CO5 The boards role in exclusions and panel hearings


If the title you are looking for does not appear in our programme, please email to express interest.

Key Features of our training solutions

  • All sessions address current issues boards are facing and offer practical skills, guidance, examples, and tools to do the job
  • Free high quality electronic resource packs including templates, tools, examples and checklists to take back to share with your board
  • Signposting to national resources, research and DfE guidance
  • All sessions develop the key governance competencies defined by the DfE
  • All sessions are led by experienced chairs who provide real-life examples
  • Action plans for governors to complete and take away

What people say about our training
We pride ourselves on delivering high quality governance services that really have an impact. Here are some comments from delegates who have attended our training.

‘The best training I’ve ever attended. THANK YOU!’   ‘At last training that tells me how to do the job! I feel inspired again as a governor.’ Fantastic resources! The toolkit and templates will save me so much time!  ‘The course was so helpful. I now understand how I can make a difference as a governor.’  All governors should come on this training.  If only it had been available sooner. I’m going to encourage everyone on our board to attend the next event.’

About our trainers
All our trainers are experienced Governance System Leaders (formerly NLGS). They are chairs of governing boards/trustees that have years of experience leading governance. They all have experience mentoring and supporting governance in many different settings and are experienced trainers.

Rosemary Lovatt
Rosemary is and NLG and led National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) across the East of England and NE London for many years. She is currently Vice Chair of a Multi Academy Trust. She is an experienced governance tutor, chair and trustee who has supported boards across England and has trained thousands of governors and trustees.

Julie Taylor
With nearly 30 years experience in education and Governance, Julie is an NLG and an experienced chairs and trainer who has an extensive track record of supporting governance in all types of settings across Essex and beyond. She is currently a chair of a maintained primary school and a secondary C of E Academy within a MAT.

To Book
Please click on the title or date of the webinar you wish to attend to book.  If the webinar you require does not have a date listed, don’t worry, just let us know and we will try to arrange that webinar for you!  Please email