Online training for governors and clerks

Equip governors and clerks with a digital platform that provides them with the right training, guidance and peer-support to deliver excellence in school governance.

Helping school governing boards achieve excellence through a digital leadership development program

Whether you are a new school governor or one with extensive experience, as a member of a governance board you need to continuously strive to achieve excellence and stay on top of the fast-changing educational environment.

To help governors, clerks and schools achieve this goal, we developed GovernorSpace - a digital platform that is entirely funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and which provides numerous leadership development programmes for governors and clerks.

Available entirely online, GovernorSpace offers benefits like expert advice, mentor guidance and interactive training activities. It also provides a robust network of peer-to-peer support for long-term development of governors.

In addition to the training programmes, the platform also offers GovernorConnect – a way to connect with your peers - and GovernorRecruit – a place to advertise and search for new governor employment opportunities.

With more than 6,000 registered governors and clerks from across England, this highly popular platform offers unparalleled benefits.

How GovernorSpace helps schools and governors

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GovernorSpace for schools
GovernorSpace for governors and clerks
What is it A DfE sponsored digital platform to improve how your governing board performs. It provides expert guidance, interactive training and mentoring to your governors and clerks. A digital leadership development programme that helps you advance in your career as a governor or clerk.
How it helps GovernorSpace provides schools with free support to enable their governors and clerks to stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging educational environment. Enables you to self-evaluate your strengths and areas of development. It also provides you with mentor guidance, online interactive training, peer-to-peer support and a lot more.
Features include The programme includes self-evaluation tools to define the areas of development and success criteria. It also offers interactive training, mentor guidance and peer-to-peer support. Online training allows you to complete the programme at your pace and from any location that has an internet connection. 
Who's it for Schools and educational institutes in England that strive to achieve excellence in governance. Governors who are looking to advance in their careers, aspiring governors and clerks.
Getting started Get in touch to arrange a demo Get in touch to arrange a demo


Key features


Easy-to-use self-evaluation tool

An online self-evaluation tool, based on the DfE competency framework, that allows you to identify your strengths and areas of development. It lets you to design your action-plan and define the success criteria for the programme.


Interactive digital training

The programme includes an array of digital interactive training modules. As it is entirely online, you can complete the programme anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection.


Mentorship support

GovernorSpace also offers expert Governor and Clerk Mentor support. These are leaders in the education domain who can guide you in development planning, identifying success criteria and support you with any specific need required in developing your board.


Access to GovernorConnect

Whether you are looking for some peer-to-peer support or another school to collaborate with, GovernorConnect is a database that helps you find the right support. You can search by area of expertise, role, or locality to find the right person.


Access to GovernorRecruit

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