Information for current governors

Governor Events & Training

Boards are responsible for identifying and securing the induction and other on-going training and development governors need.

School governors are "the key strategic decision makers and vision setters in your school or academy". You have a vital role to play in driving school and pupil performance and ensuring that resources are used well to give every child the best possible education. Wolverhampton City Council provides a full training programme for Governors.

School Governor training is now held at Bantock House, Finchfield Rd, Wolverhampton WV3 9LQ.

Please view our Governor Training Programme to book a place on a course.

Governance Self-Review

The new Governance Handbook states that Governing Boards should undertake regular self-evaluation, review and improvement including; skills audits, training and development plans, and independent external reviews as necessary.

To support school governors to this end, the City of Wolverhampton Council has worked collaboratively with governors to develop an audit of governance.  This includes some desktop analysis of paperwork, such as minutes of meetings, your school development plan and any governor action plans etc.. and is followed by a short meeting between your Head Teacher, Chair of Governors and the school governance manager.  There is an accompanying Self Review tool intended to help you gather evidence and information that will allow you to successfully identify strengths and opportunities within your governing board. It is by no means exhaustive but will give you a platform to stimulate discussion and challenge your thinking.

To book an audit for your school, please contact  or call Tara Roseblade on 01902 554142.