Governance: training




September 2022

A warm welcome to all Newham Community Learning trustees and governors at the start of the new academic year in September 2022. This Governance Site now caters for governors across all our six schools, working together as Newham Community Learning, further to the successful conclusion of the merger of the Leading Learning Trust with Newham Community Schools Trust on the 1st September.

This page of the site provides a 'one stop shop' for governor training. Training and professional development is a key part of the role, and will be on all main Trust Board/Local Governing Body meeting agendas. Trustees and governors will have the opportunity to report back to the meeting regarding training undertaken; a discussion as to any training required will also form part of every agenda. A bespoke programme of training is currently under development.

NCST trustees, and governors at Lister and Rokeby, should report all training undertaken to Joy Parker, Project Consultant (joy.parker@ncst.net). Notwithstanding, many of the options provided on this page are free, and are thus equally accessible to Rokeby and Eastlea governors.

Please contact Joy Parker, Project Consultant, on joy.parker@ncst.net should you have any queries regarding any of the options below.

1 - Trustee and Governor Training Provision - LIVE video sessions (delivered by Newham Community Learning or partners)

Programme for the academic year September 2022 - August 2023

22 September 2022 - trustee and governor Safeguarding Training - slide deck available here

Remainder of the programme to be confirmed shortly.

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Slide decks from sessions delivered the previous academic year

2 - The Key for School Governors - resources and training

The Key for School Governors - governors and trustees have access to this, which includes the following training modules:

  • Induction for academy governors on local governing bodies

  • Safeguarding link governor course

  • SEND link governor course

  • Pupil Premium link governor course

To access ALL Key resources, please click on this link to register (for 'school', please type 'Sarah Bonnell School') and the remainder of your details to set up your account. Please contact Joy Parker, Project Consultant (joy.parker@ncst.net) should you have any queries regarding registration.

3 - Trustee and Governor Training Provision - courses and webinars available - Governors for Schools + the National Governance Association

March 2022 update


A - Governors For Schools – FREE courses available

Governors for Schools is a national education charity that matches volunteers with local schools in need. The charity also provides free training and webinars each term on key governance topics.


B - National Governance Association – FREE webinars available