Training and development

Governor Services is responsible for providing support and training to 3,500 school governors.

Governor Services provide a wide range of training courses accessible to your Governors and Clerks.

Schools who subscribe to Governor Training and Clerks Training can access these courses with the following benefit:

  • Free, unlimited attendance to any of the courses on offer (subject to available places)

Non-subscribing schools are welcome to attend these training courses but will be charges at the Pay As You Go rates listed below.

    Current Pay As You Use rates

    Governor and non-LA clerk training

    • Induction - £550 per governor, £350 per clerk
    • All other sessions - £150 per governor/clerk

    How to access the training

    You can access these training courses via the website and click on Governor Services - Training tab.

    For all maintained schools in Oxfordshire and academies using GovernorHub, training can be booked directly through GovernorHub. If your school subscribes to training, there will be no additional charge for this training. All other bookings will be charged on a ‘pay as you use’ basis. 

    For schools with no access to GovernorHub, bookings can be made through Governor Services:

    Both of these methods will require a name and email address so the booking can be added to our online system and the joining link sent to you.


    By the delegate:

    Course booking cancellations with less than 21 days notice will incur the full pay as you go rate as listed above.

    By Governor Services:

    Governor Services reserves the right to cancel any course / event if there are insufficient numbers to make it viable, or in the unlikely event that a venue or trainer becomes unavailable due to circumstances beyond our control. In such circumstances you will be given as much notice as possible and the offer of a free transfer to another course or programme date, or a full refund of payment made (refund applies to non-subscribing schools only).