NGA Governor Learning

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All governors have access to the National Governors Association website, which includes learning modules to supplement governor knowledge. It is a very useful tool for you, that we recommend you utilise where possible. 

The NGA learning modules cover a variety of topics including the following, where we have highlighted the most popular:

Structures of roles and responsibilities

  • An introduction to local governance
  • Getting it right as a staff governor
  • Key functions of the governing body

Good Governance

  • OFSTED inspections; a step-by-step guide
  • Holding to account; How to conduct a courageous conversation
  • Effectiveness; Governance making an impact, changing lives

Vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Equality, diversity, inclusion – first steps
  • Strategy: living your values, reaching your vision, managing the risk
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Pupil Success and Wellbeing

  • Progress and attainment: using data to improve educational outcomes
  • Pupil success and wellbeing in early years education
  • The governance of SEND


  • Managing staff workload and wellbeing, the governance role
  • Effective financial governance in schools and trusts
  • Health and safety


The above list is not exhaustive, there are many more learning modules on offer, all through the NGA website.