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HGA Governor Events & CPD 
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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 our subscribed members in-county and beyond, and we also offer rates for non-members.


All events we facilitate, whether face-to-face or online via webcam, are individually tailored and delivered by experienced governance professionals and Subject Matter Experts - our sessions are always interactive, with delegates 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.

Are you up to date?

Don't miss this year's final repeat of:


Governor Safeguarding Responsibilities & KCSiE training

Wed 26th June: morning 9.30-12.30 (via Zoom)  

Clarification of governor roles in line with current national expectations. Completing this in-depth, comprehensive course keeps boards compliant in safeguarding & child protection training requirements, as per the DfE's latest Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) updates. 
This certified course concentrates purposefully on school governor safeguarding responsibilities, and includes overviews of: 

  • KCSiE & the governors’ strategic role

  • Online Internet Safety requirements

  • Absent Children & Safeguarding

  • After-school clubs & outside organisations - school responsibilities

  • The SG Link Governor: role & responsibilities

  • Prevent Duty

  • DBS & s128 checks

  • Ofsted Safeguarding Requirements

  • Safer Recruitment responsibilities 

  • UK-GDPR & Data Protection

  • Record Keeping & SCR

This course includes latest Ofsted Safeguarding Inspection updates, as well as Home Office updates in Prevent Duty that governors need to be aware of.

This is a certified training course, suitable for all school governors including Safeguarding-link and Lead governors.



Registers currently also open for the following sessions:


Courses run throughout the year, during day times and evenings, week days & weekends.

Don’t miss out - email now and register your name, course choice (and if 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 Core Training (Induction, New Govs & Refresher)

  • Making Sense of School Data

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing in School - the governors' responsibility 

  • Understanding & Monitoring the Curriculum

  • Governors' Role & Responsibilities in School Improvement

  • Joining an Multi Academy Trust

  • Governance Professional (Clerk) Induction 

  • Clerks' Briefing

  • Chair training 

  • Understanding School Finance

  • Governors’ Roles & Responsibilities in School Improvement

  • Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Requirements

  • Pupil Exclusions & Appeals - panel, clerk & HT training

  • School Admissions & Appeals panel & clerk training

  • HR Matters for Governors

  • Safer Recruitment

  • GB Responsibilities for Looked After Children (LAC)

  • EAL and the impact on whole-school outcomes 

  • Asking the Right Questions

  • Ofsted Updates & Inspection Guidance

  • How can Governors make sure Sports Premium’s effective?

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

  • Diversity & Equality Awareness

  • Local Gov/Advisory Board trustee induction training

  • HT Appraisal for Panel Members


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. Simply 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:

HGA governor training Hereford
Hereford Governor Services, Governor Support and Governor Training

Polite Reminder! 
Life happens and we all have to cancel arrangements from time to time.
In order though to provide the service we do and to keep costs to a minimum for all schools, the viability of each of our events is always carefully measured - and by default each is delegate-number dependent. We’re grateful to the majority of our members who always respect this and book responsibly, letting us know in good time if they are unable to make an event they've confirmed a place for. To protect events against those who don’t however, please be aware that late cancellations or unexpected delegate drop-outs for chargeable events may still incur fees; these are determined on a sliding scale depending on notice of cancellation, with bookings cancelled on the day of the event or no-shows remaining payable in full. NB: late cancellations or no-shows for free-to-members events incur administration fees.

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