Training and development

Governor Services provides support and training to Oxfordshire school governors

Governor Services offers three strands of training for governors, trustees, committee representative and governance professionals (clerks):

  • The core package - offered remotely through MS Teams. This is available via a subscription or on a ‘pay to use’ basis (see below for current rate). Subscribing schools are able to access free, unlimited attendance to any of the courses on offer (subject to available places).​
  • One-off Events and Briefings - free to all board members and clerks. These are advertised separately through GovernorHub and Schools News.
  • Free online Bitesize Training -  to complete in your own time ​

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

For all maintained schools in Oxfordshire, training can be booked directly through GovernorHub by clicking on Oxfordshire Governor Services Training tab. 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:

  • For courses which are to be delivered via MS Teams there will not be a charge made for cancellation by the delegate.

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).