Governor Training Programme

Governor Services is a traded services with the Barnet Education and Learning Service which your school may buy into annually.

A central programme of courses is organised on a termly basis. 

Governor Training Programme

The link below will take you to our Governor Training Programme and online booking system:

Please contact if you need help with this. 

Please be reminded that we reserve the right to charge the pay-as-you-use rate to schools for governors who have registered but do not attend.

School-Based Training

Receiving training as a full governing board can be an effective way of engaging your governors in training. Please contact the team with dates in mind if you would like to arrange a school-based training session for you governing board. 

Paying for courses

Individual governors are not charged for attending these sessions. If your school has bought into Governor Training, then governors may attend as many sessions as they wish. If you wish to attend a session and your school has not bought into the service, please check with your Headteacher or Chair of Governors before registering. We will then invoice the school – not the governor.

For the cost of annual subscription, please contact Please contact 

Mailing List

The termly programme of courses is distributed via a mailing list held on the Governor Services database. All Barnet LA schools should ensure our service is kept up to date with changes to their Chair’s and Vice Chair’s email addresses.

Please contact

Registering for Courses

Please use our online self-registration system to register for courses.


Details of the course and venue will be sent to you at least one week before the course.

Helping each other

  • book by the closing date
  • share what you have learnt with your governing body
  • use the knowledge or skills gained
  • let us know of any training needs not addressed in our programme
  • complete the evaluation forms
  • let us know if you feel disappointed with our services.


Having booked on a course please let us know if you cannot attend. We will give you as much notice as possible if we have to cancel or rearrange courses.

We endeavour to make all our services available to all governors. If you have a particular need let us know. 

Training Venues

While many of the courses are held virtually, some are held face-to-face at Hendon Town Hall and various schools.