HGA Governor Events & CPD 


HGA is the primary facilitator in Herefordshire of professional Governor Training delivered on a non-profit basis throughout the year. Our CPD training events & briefings are open to all subscribed members.


All events we facilitate, whether face-to-face or online via webcam, are individually tailored and delivered by experienced governance professionals - our sessions are always interactive, with delegates fully able to ask questions and take part in discussions. 


We are also happy to signpost our members to - and give honest reviews of - external providers and other training available elsewhere.

Next scheduled:

Core Induction Training

Part One: Tues 12th October 10am-12noon (via Zoom)

Part Two : Tues 19th October 10am-12noon (via Zoom)


Essential training - this induction course for new or less experienced governors also works well as a refresher for established governors and for clerks wishing to update and build on their knowledge of current governor requirements. The course covers latest legislation and DfE requirements.

NB: For convenience, this training is split over two separate sessions, and both need to be attended to complete the course.


Suitable for academy and maintained school governors & trustees

(These sessions were arranged for morning slots by overwhelming request, but may be repeated at an alternative time if sufficient demand - please register if interested, stating your preference)


Governor Safeguarding Responsibilities

& KCSiE training

Thurs 11th Nov 1pm-4pm (via Zoom)


Clarification of governor roles in line with current national expectations. This comprehensive course covers school policy & procedure requirements and current statutory duties for governors, in line with latest ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ legislation. The information you need to be compliant in safeguarding & child protection. Suitable for all governors, and particularly Safeguarding-link and Lead governors.

❖ N.B. Certificates issued to delegates on completion of this course are valid for three years.

Understanding School Finance

Mon 15th Nov 10am-12noon (via Zoom)


This course looks at the school's annual financial process and provides guidance on Governor statutory responsibilities. Governors will develop their knowledge and understanding of the school funding system both nationally and locally, and their role in setting, approving and monitoring the budget.

This overview is suitable for academy and maintained school governors & trustees

Chair Training

Thurs 18th Nov 1pm-4pm (via Zoom)


Exploring the skills and duties of being a Chair; whether it’s of the full GB, as vice or deputy, or of a Committee or Panel. The session also looks at Chair responsibilities regards headteacher performance reviews & appeals panels etc. This training is suitable for all governors who currently Chair, or are considering taking the Chair at some stage in the future.

Excellent for succession planning.

Register your Interest for any of the following sessions

running during 2021-22:


Don’t miss out! Email now and register your name, course choice (and whether you're able to attend during the day and-or evening) for any of the following remotely-delivered sessions.

As soon as numbers are viable for the course(s) you've chosen, we'll contact you to check your availability.

  • Considering becoming an Academy

  • Understanding & Monitoring the Curriculum

  • Governor Roles & Responsibilities in School Improvement

  • Preparing for Ofsted

  • School Admissions & Exclusion Panels

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing - the governors’ responsibility

  • Managing Complaints

  • SEND & the role of the GB

  • Understanding School Data 

  • Maintaining Challenge and Support during & post Pandemic

  • GovernorHub - what it is and how it helps  

  • HR Matters for Governors

  • GB Responsibilities for Looked After Children (LAC)

  • EAL and the impact on whole-school outcomes 

  • Asking the Right Questions

  • Clerk Induction

  • Articles of Association: What you should know; including how & when to update


Don’t see what you’re looking for ?  

Ask us - we’ll signpost to a recommended provider!

All members benefit from subsidised pricing, and some events are free of charge. Delegate places subject to availability and HGA booking t&cs. Pre-registering an interest for one or more particular courses is without obligation and will secure you priority booking when dates are released.


For further information and for all registrations/bookings please email: 


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