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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.

Coming soon:

Clerks’ Briefing

Tues 25th January, morning: 10am-12noon (via Zoom)


Essential updates and good-practice information delivered free of charge to member clerks as part of their CPD. Popular and always really well attended, these sessions provide clerks with the tools they need to keep their governors up to date & compliant with latest legislation & guidance. 

NB: Only a couple of spaces remaining for this session; contact a.s.a.p. if you need a place!

Mental Health & Wellbeing -

the governors' responsibility 

Tues 1st February, morning 10am-12noon (via Zoom)

The duty of care extends throughout all school settings, and during current times is perhaps more important than it's ever been.  How is the wellbeing of staff and pupils monitored in your school? Do you know the warning signs to be aware of? And have you systems and processes in place to effectively prevent, and deal with problems?  This course looks at the governors’ role in attaining and promoting a happy and emotionally-healthy environment.  

Suitable for both academy and maintained school governors & trustees.

Considering becoming an Academy
Mon 14th Feb, early evening: 5.30pm-7.30pm (via Zoom)


A comprehensive information session covering the questions maintained-school GBs need to think about when considering academisation: Are we still able to control our own destiny? What are the options? What would be different & what would remain the same? Can we be forced into conversion if we disagree?
This course covers the benefits and pitfalls, the myths vs the reality; and provides useful, non-biased information to maintained-school governors looking at the prospect of converting.

Strictly Education - National School Governors’ Awareness Day

Tues 22nd February - online webinars

This event has been created by Strictly Education to raise awareness of governance in our schools, and the contribution that governors & trustees make to improving the experiences of children and young people. Four short webinars are available during the day, each accessible free of charge:

  • 8am: Welcome & Hot Topics

  • 12noon: The Nine Habits of Trust - looking at trustworthiness, and an ‘academically verified behavioural model of trust’

  • 2.30pm: Learn more about supporting your community through becoming a governor - a webinar for those interested in volunteering as a governor

  • 7pm: Workload&Wellbeing - the pressures of workload in schools

NB: Strictly Education is a commercial provider that is likely to promote and charge for other services. Details of this specific provider are given by HGA for information only, and not as an endorsement of its services to our members.

SEND governor training 
Thurs 10th March, late afternoon: 3.30pm-5.30pm (via Zoom)


This course looks at legislation and procedures which dictate Special Educational Needs & Disabilities practice in schools, including the SEND Code of Practice, what your school SEND policy should contain and how to monitor SEND effectiveness.
The session provides clarity into Governor responsibilities.
Suitable for SEND-link governors, and for any governor/clerk wishing to gain a greater understanding of the role played by governors in SEND provision.


Register your Interest now for any of the following sessions:


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.

  • Governor Roles & Responsibilities in School Improvement

  • Governor Core Induction training

  • School Admissions Panel training for panel members & clerks

  • Exclusion Panel training for panel members & clerks

  • Managing Complaints

  • Understanding School Data 

  • Understanding School Finance 

  • 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

  • Understanding & Monitoring the Curriculum

  • Preparing for Ofsted

  • Governor Safeguarding Responsibilitites & KCSiE training

  • Chair Training: Induction & Refresher


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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