Welcome to Integra Schools, Governor Services training and development programme for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The profile and the importance of the role of governors continues to grow, as do the responsibilities of the role. National research shows that strong governance is key to ensuring successful educational outcomes. Governors and trustees, although volunteers, play a vital strategic role in holding school leaders to account through support and challenge; creating robust accountability, oversight and assurance and driving school improvement.
Integra Schools, Governor Services provides a comprehensive package of governor support around all aspects of school governance, bringing together information, advice and guidance, specialist resources, governing board reviews, facilitated self-evaluations and training.
All schools want to secure the best possible professional support for their governing boards. Integra Schools, Governor Services is a team of knowledgeable, experienced governance experts. We work in close partnership with an extensive network of expert governance professionals, school improvement, curriculum and assessment, inclusion, finance, human resources, safeguarding and legal advisers. We also provide access to the Department for Education (DfE) training for clerks and chairs of governors through established partnerships with external organisations such as the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and National Co-ordinators of Governor Services (NCOGs). We pride ourselves on our ability to provide the very latest advice, information, support and training to local school leaders, business managers and all those involved in governance.
Our training and development opportunities have been developed to meet the real needs of all those that govern and to enable high levels of delegate participation and interaction. Sessions are up to date, topical and provide crucial access to a wide range of subject experts and current practitioners.
The training courses, networks and briefings included in this publication are provided as part of your subscription to Integra Schools, Governor Services. Please do make the most of the opportunities available to you and don't forget to check out the 'New for 2018/19' sessions.
"Committed to supporting you to meet the challenges of the changing roles in school governance and to supporting your governing board at every level"