HGA Governor Events & CPD 


HGA is the primary facilitator in Herefordshire of professional Governor Training delivered on a non-profit basis. Our CPD training events are open to all subscribed members and delivered within county by qualified trainers.


All members benefit from subsidised pricing, and some events are free of charge. Delegate places subject to availability and HGA booking t&cs.

For further information and for all bookings please email:



Training this half-term:

‘Prevent’ Strategy training

Mon 20th Jan, evening 6pm-7.30pm

Awareness of Prevent is a legal obligation and part of Ofsted inspections. This face-to-face session provides explanation of Prevent and the steps needed to be compliant.

Suitable for all governors, and may be of specific interest to Safeguarding Link governors and CoGs/VCs. 

Clerks’ Briefing

Wednesday 22nd Jan, evening 6pm-8pm

Free of charge to clerks of all member schools; these sessions are designed to inform & update clerks on latest legislation & DfE requirements, as well as provide a surgery for any queries.

Places need to be booked and confirmed in advance please.


Governor Safeguarding training

Tues 28th Jan, morning: 10am-1pm

Important Governor training covers school policy & procedure requirements and current statutory duties for governors, including all you need to be compliant with the latest ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ regulations.

Suitable for all governors, and particularly important for Safeguarding-link and Lead governors.

N.B. Certificates issued to delegates on completion of this course

are valid for three years.


Induction Training for New Governors

Sat 1st Feb, all day: 10am-4pm

Essential training - this induction course for new or less experienced governors also works well as a refresher for established governors who may have missed other training, and for clerks wishing to update and build on their knowledge of current governor requirements.

The course covers latest legislation and DfE requirements.


The Role of Governors in School Improvement

Fri 7th Feb, afternoon: 1pm-4pm *please note this is an afternoon session, and not morning as previously advertised

Excellent all-round governor training course which clarifies current key issues determining effective operation of a school governing board. The aim is to provide understanding for governors of how business should be conducted and exactly how they drive - or can hinder - school improvement. Extremely useful update & refresher training.

Indispensable guidance for all governors and clerks.


       Calling all governors & trustees of CHURCH SCHOOLS


In addition to regular governance training, you may be interested to know there is also an online, full training programme which can be accessed at home and completed in your own time over a series of weeks. The programme is designed for all 'experienced, new and aspiring governors/trustees in church schools' and explores the additional responsibilities specific to faith school governors.

For further information see the attached pdf flyer: 

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HGA is a non-profit organisation funded by members
Providing help & support to Governors & Clerks in & around Herefordshire