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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - updated advice

This guidance will assist schools and educational settings for the spring term. View guidance


Training and development

This year we are offering governor training courses on a ‘pay as you go’ basis, rather than through a subscription. This change is in response to feedback received and also to take into account the current financial pressures schools are facing.

Further information

Courses currently available:

Booking your place:

  1. Visit
  2. Select Courses on left hand side menu
  3. Select the course you wish to attend

A map on how to find the venue can be accessed via the course details and clicking on ‘View map’ under the course location.

You should receive an automated email to confirm your booking but if you don’t, please contact us at or on 0116 454 1916. A reminder email will also be sent to you approximately 7 days before the course date. Certificates of attendance will be issued at the end of each term.

Please advise your school when you have booked a place.  The course flyer provides details of the charge for attending the course but the invoice will be sent to the school for payment, not to the individual governor.   Courses will only run if we have a minimum of 10 governors booked onto the course. If there are insufficient numbers, courses will be cancelled 7 days prior to the date of the course. It would be helpful therefore if you could book your place as early as possible.  If you have booked a place on a course but find you cannot attend, please advise us as early as possible.  Should you not cancel your place, the school will still be charged.

Safer recruitment training

The Safeguarding in Education Team is offering the full day safer recruitment training on the following dates:

  • 22 October 2019  
  • 5 November 2019
  • 4 February 2020
  • 21 April 2020
  • 16 June 2020  

For further information on cost and venue, please visit the Safeguarding in Education training area or email: or phone 0116 454 1454.

On-line Safer Recruitment training is also available and is provided by the NSPCC. Full details can be found via the following link:

Other training opportunities

The Leicester Teaching School (LeTS) is licensed to deliver the Clerk’s Development courses and offers various other governor workshops.
For further information on what is currently on offer, contact LeTS at or on 0116 268 9727 or visit their website:

If you have any difficulties booking a place or have any queries, please contact us

Learning Link

Learning Link has replaced the Governors’ E-Learning portal (GEL) and offers bespoke e-learning/training on all aspects of school governance.  It currently hosts 41 governor e-learning modules that reflect the Governance Handbook and the Competency Framework.

Learning Link is available free of charge to governors whose governing bodies have subscribed to our governor support and development packages.  If you are unsure whether your governing body has subscribed, email us at

Click on the attachment below for details on how to register and access Learning Link  



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