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Governor Training

School and Governor Support (S&GS) provides a comprehensive governor training and coaching service for school governors in Birmingham.

The role of the school governor is more important than it has ever been. The quality of governance at a school is integral to its success and governors have a vital role that requires skill and professionalism.

Governing bodies (GBs) should continually evaluate the performance of individual governors, the GB as a team and undertake any training that is required to be effective in their role. Every GB should identify its priorities for training and development, ensure that the training/development has been arranged and funding allocated in the budget.

The Department of Education’s handbook for governors says that GBs should consider giving the vice-chair or another governor a specific responsibility for ensuring every governor develops the skills they need to be effective. GBs are asked to inform S&GS of who their link governor is for training and development to ensure they do not miss out on important updates and training opportunities.

The Birmingham City Council Model Code of Conduct for GBs expects all governors to receive induction training as soon as is reasonably practicable following their appointment. It is essential to ensure that all governors are clear about their powers and responsibilities.

The attached training programme contains details of induction training and other core and specialist training and development courses that give governors and whole governing bodies the skills, knowledge and confidence to undertake their role effectively.

Enquiries relating to the training programme can be made by telephone 0121 464 2215 or via email governors@birmingham.gov.uk