Welcome to Integra Schools, Governor Services training and development programme for the 2020/21 academic year. Due to the developing situation with the pandemic we are releasing training dates on a termly basis. Below you will find the course dates for Terms 4, 5 and 6. All courses during Terms 4, 5 and 6 will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. Final joining instructions will be issued 2 days before each session is due to take place to those Governors who have a confirmed place.
Whilst not compulsory, all governors, however experienced, need support to improve their effectiveness in the role and to keep up to date with developments that may affect their school and their role as a governor.
Integra Schools, Governor Services provides a comprehensive package of support for all aspects of school governance, bringing together information, advice guidance and best practice, specialist resources, governance reviews, facilitated self-evaluations, skills and development audits as well as a comprehensive training and development programme.
Governor Services in South Gloucestershire benefit from a close working relationship with colleagues in Integra Schools Support, Education Learning and Skills (ELS), the Department for Education (DfE) and other National Governance Organisations. This means that we provide a comprehensive offer of governor support for every member of the board, new or experienced, around all aspects of school governance. Our customised offer supports local priorities and meets the requirements of both national agendas and school governance statutory guidance.
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. All sessions are up to date, topical and provide crucial access to a wide range of subject experts and practitioners.
The high-calibre practitioners delivering these services ensure that governors are supported by experienced trainers that not only have good subject knowledge, but also understand what it is like to be a governor and hope participants turn the learning into practice.
Choose from one of pre-designed courses or arrange a bespoke session. For individual boards bespoke sessions offer development opportunities to suit the needs of your governing board and governor time constraints. In addition to this, Integra Schools, Governor Services, can provide an opportunity to collaborate with other boards to facilitate learning from each other and networking.
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.
Don't forget you can use our online booking system to book your places!