Governor Training

Aquila offers all Governors and Trustees access to The Key for School Governors online resource library and online training on over 50 topics via the National Governors Association Learning Link and Judicium.

In addition to the above, more focused training and discussion forums are also available to support governors in their role. 

Training offered:

  • What Does Challenge & Impact Look Like?
  • Effective Curriculum Monitoring
  • Aquila Budget Setting 
  • Spirituality and the Centrality of Visions and Values
  • Governance Induction
  • Health & Safety in Schools
  • Exclusions

Future training will be offered in terms 4,5,6 and published on the 1st March 2024

Please book via the training booking form below:

What Does Challenge & Impact Look Like? *booking closes today at 2:30pm*

*Booking for this session closes at 2:30pm today (20th March)*

Presented by David Stanley

This training will be looking at the value of challenge and impact, as well as the effect of poor challenge. Including lack of challenge from governance, challenge and impact in the minutes and the language of impact.


Tuesday 20th February 2024 - 6pm - 8pm - via Teams

Please register using the form below.

Free to Aquila Schools;  Non-Aquila Schools - £20

New Governor Induction

All new Aquila Governors are warmly invited to join our induction training session, where we will:

  • Explain the role and responsibilities of governors, including anticipated time commitments
  • Explain the partnership between the Headteacher, school, governing body and Aquila Trust
  • Explain the legal framework within which the Academy and Trust operates
  • Give guidance on how to be an effective critical friend supporting the delivery of the vision and values of the school
  • Signpost to useful resources

Presented by Lorraine Bondzie-Mensah & Julie Lowe and available exclusively to Schools within the Aquila Trust

2024 Dates:

Tuesday 5th March - 6pm-8pm -  via Teams

Tuesday 18th June - 6pm-8pm - via Teams





Spirituality and the Centrality of Visions and Values

Presented by Liz Pettersen

Covering spirituality and the centrality of visions and values, along with an overview of SIAMS.

Date: Wednesday 13th March, 6pm - 8pm, via Teams.

Free to Schools within the Aquila Trust; Non-Aquila Schools - £20

Please book your space using the form below.

Effective Curriculum Monitoring

More information to follow

Presented by Jenny Ashley-Jones

Date: 5th March 2024, 6pm-8pm via Teams

Free to Schools within the Aquila Trust, Non-Aquila Schools - £20

Budget Setting

Presented by Marian Scally

More information to follow

Date: Tuesday 16th April 2024, 6pm-8pm - via Teams

Please register using the form below.

Free to Aquila Schools; Non-Aquila Schools - £20

Health and Safety in Schools

Presented by Abbie Snelling

More information to follow

Date Wednesday 19th June, 6pm-8pm via Teams

Free to Aquila Schools, Non-Aquila Schools £20

School Exclusion

Presented by Chris Dale

While we are committed to reducing exclusions, there are situations where this is unavoidable, possibly because staff and pupils are in danger. This session for is senior leaders and governors to understand their relative roles in the exclusion process. Practical help will be given to guide through the paperwork expected.

Date to be confirmed

Free to Aquila Schools; Non-Aquila Schools - £20

Governor Training Booking Form

Governor Training Booking Form
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