Building Excellence in Governance Support Package

Our tailored support package has been designed to empower your governance team and enhance school performance.

The ‘Building Excellence in Governance’ support package includes: 

  • 1 year subscription to GovernorHub
  • 1 year subscription to Modern Governor
  • SAfE Specialised Training (send up to two governors to each of the three training programmes listed below)


GovernorHub helps your board to work together better, keeps members connected and provides a ready-made body of evidence when you need it most. Access to a comprehensive platform with features like confidential document storage, communication tools and calendar to manage committees and organise meetings quickly and easily.

Modern Governor – online professional development for governors and trustees

Benefit from a constantly growing collection of engaging and interactive e-learning modules covering essential governance topics. Designed to work on smartphone, tablet and desktop.

Training 1: Governance: Developing Chairs

A robust program designed to empower current and aspiring Chairs with the essential knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to lead school governance effectively.

The course aims to deliver the following outcomes:

  • Understand and execute the responsibilities of a Chair.
  • Lead your governing body to challenge and improve school performance.
  • Foster strong, professional relationships with headteachers and stakeholders.

This programme is structured into three 2-hour sessions, combining virtual and face-to-face learning:

  • Session 1: 3rd Oct 24 / 18:00-20:00 / online
  • Session 2: 15th Jan 25 / 18:00-20:00 / online
  • Session 3: 14th May 25 / 14:00-16:00 / face-to-face

Training 2: Governance Essentials: Enhancing Effectiveness 

An in-depth training programme designed to equip school governors with critical skills and knowledge to enhance their ability to support school improvement and student outcomes.

The course aims to deliver the following outcomes:

  • Grasp the fundamentals of school governance and key legislation.
  • Understand roles and responsibilities including distinguishing between strategic and operational roles.
  • Develop an understanding of what is required for effective and impactful governance.

This programme is structured into three 2-hour sessions, combining virtual and face-to-face learning:

  • Session 1: 13th Nov 24 / 18:00-20:00 / online
  • Session 2: 5th Feb 25 / 18:00-20:00 / online
  • Session 3: 11th Jun 25 / 14:00-16:00 / face-to-face

Training 3: Holding Leaders to Account for Educational Performance

This 2-hour virtual session will equip all school governors with the skills to hold school leaders accountable for educational performance through effective questioning, data analysis and monitoring.

The course aims to deliver the following outcomes:

  • Apply best practices in questioning and using data to drive school improvement.
  • Plan and conduct effective and focused monitoring visits.
  • Provide constructive challenge and support to ensure strategic goals are met.
  • 13th Mar 25 / 18:00-20:00 / online

To purchase:

  • If your school has an account with SAfE please log-in to your account. Click on the “Add to basket” button and follow the instructions.
  • If your school does not have an account with SAfE please email: and we will be happy to set up your Building Excellence in Governance Package.

Once purchased, the SAfE Governance team will contact you to arrange the booking of your governors for the training courses.

The 3 training programmes can also be purchased for an individual separately.  Please click on the following links to access the relevant training programme:

£700.00 Excl. VAT

Log in to your account to book SAfE CPD, events and services

Use your school’s unique log-in to book SAfE events. If you are not a Surrey school and you do not have a log-in please contact