IMPORTANT NOTICE (updated 11th April 2020)

Given the ongoing Coronavirus situation we have POSTPONED ALL CPD and GOVERNANCE courses until the NEW ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021.

 If you have booked to attend a course, we will be in contact via email to advise you of the new dates.   

Should you have any queries please contact us using our contact form

We are very excited to be able to share with you our new Governance programme for the academic year 2019-2020.

Each course has been carefully designed to meet the needs of governors in all settings and phases of schools including Academies and Maintained Schools. They have been designed by experts from the Sigma Teaching School including National Leaders of Governance.All of the courses provide governors with the skills and knowledge to confidently carry out their role in line with the governance competency framework.

NEW!!!! GET (Gateway to Essential Training) Governance Packages

As part of our NEW GET Governance programme, we are thrilled to be able to offer Governor training packages for a one off annual cost  that will provide access to all our Governor training throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. There are options based on the number of Governors you wish to receive training, be it new Governors, or those who require refresher training. This new approach will ensure the ongoing commitment to Essential Governor Training.

Choose from one of the following packages depending on the number of Governors you wish to receive training.

BRONZE: £550 for 1 delegate to attend each training session for 2019-202 academic year and FREE membership to the Clerk and Chair Networks saving up to £200*

SILVER: £800  for 2-4 delegates to attend each training session for 2019-2020 academic year and FREE membership to the Clerk and Chair Networks saving up to £200*

GOLD: £1200 for 5+ delegates to attend each training session for 2019-2020 academic year and FREE membership to the Clerk and Chair Networks saving up to £200*

To purchase a Bronze, Silver or Gold training package or for further information please email Julia Stewart

*based on both the Clerk and Chair Networks joining fee.

Pay As You Go
All training programmes cost £100 per session as a pay as you go option.

Joining each network costs £120pa or governing bodies can attend both networks for £200pa.

Alliance members receive an additional 10% Discount.

Please contact us if you wish to purchase a block and/or would like to join Sigma TSA.

Download Information Booklet
All of the information about courses and booking can be found below. If you prefer to download a pdf booklet containing the same information, please click here.

Governance Courses

Click the course names in the boxes below to view information about each course.

Booking Form

Please complete the form below, making sure you that you have first read the terms and conditions for booking courses. Thank you for your interest.

Please select the Course(s) you would like to book:

Standard Courses

Introduction to Governance 24th September 201914th May 202027th February 2020

Strategic Leadership - 1st October 2019Introduction to Safeguarding - 2nd October 2019Measuring Effective Governance - 15th October 2019Roles and Responsibilities of the Nominated Governor or Trustee - 23rd October 2019Preparing for Ofsted - 13th November 2019Structures and People - 10th December 2019Education Accountability Part 1 Holding your Headteacher to Account - 28th January 2020Dealing with Complaints- 3rd March 2020Education Accountability Part 2 Performance Data Awareness 17th March 2020Governance and Compliance - 2nd April 2020Structures and People - 23rd April 2020Preparation for Ofsted - 6th May 2020Introduction to Governance - 14th May 2020Strategic Leadership - 19th May 2020Measuring Effective Governance - 9th June 2020Governance and Compliance - 17th June 2020Performance Management (PM) & Performance Related Pay (PRP) - tbc

Network Courses

Clerk’s Network 8th October 20194th February 202021st April 2020
Chair’s network 27th November 201910th March 202012th May 2020

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