Training and support

When you find a governor or trustee role through Inspiring Governance , you will have access to free support and training provided by the National Governance Association (NGA), the leading independent charity that supports and promotes good governance in schools.

NGA’s support and expert guidance is free for 12 months. It’s designed to help you feel confident and capable in your new role, and give you the essential knowledge and skills to govern effectively.

You will receive:

  • A complimentary copy of an NGA induction guide – Welcome to Governance or Welcome to a Multi Academy Trust (dependent on school type);
  • Access to NGA’s extensive online guidance centre containing a wealth of governance resources;
  • Dedicated telephone and email support – staffed by professional advisers – to walk you through your first year;
  • NGA’s weekly e-newsletter featuring the latest education news and policy updates;
  • A monthly ‘hot topics’ email designed especially for new governors and trustees;

From 1st April 2020 Inspiring Governance volunteers will be able to access:

  • Over 50 training modules on NGA’s Learning Link
  • Eight new Core CPD accredited modules
  • A certificate of achievement with every module
  • Secure access 24 hours, seven days a week
  • Multi-device access – usable on desktops, tablets and smartphones
  • Tracked learning – revisit content, take a break or pick up where you left off
  • A dedicated support service
  • There are also two bite-size modules that volunteers can take;

– Safeguarding
– Arts & Cultural Education

  • If you are aged under 40, membership of the Young Governors’ Network.

This support and training is designed to complement local and face-to-face training which will be provided by your school as part of your induction.

Find out more about the support available.

Questions? Please contact us at enquiries@inspiringgovernance.org or phone 020 7566 4880.