Modern Governor is the leading provider of online professional development for school governors and trustees in maintained schools, academies and free schools.

They use us to improve how their governing body performs, provide induction for new members and keep on top of the changing landscape – and, from their evaluations, 99% of them would recommend Modern Governor to their fellow governors and trustees.

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SMSC Development


Governing body meetings

Special Educational Needs

The role of the Chair

Introduction to Governance: Module Two

Introduction to Governance – Module One

Pupil premium

Handling School Complaints

Helping headteachers get the best out of their governing body

Governors’ responsibilities for careers guidance

Academy Governance

Converting to Academy status

FOI a guide for governors

Equality and Diversity for School Governors

Admissions and Discipline

Safeguarding and Promoting Child Welfare

School Recruitment Practices

School Finance

Health and Safety

Community Cohesion

Looked After Children

Is Governor Mark For Us?

School Governors and Social Media

Church Schools


Case Studies

Find out how, by collaborating on one platform, several Governor Services Managers in Yorkshire and the Humber reduced their costs and shared their workload.

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If face-to-face training becomes too expensive and/or governor services shrink, learn how Modern Governor can continue to support the changing role of governors and reduce the level of bureaucracy involved in building capacity.

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Oldham MBC

Find out how Oldham Council’s Governor Service uses Modern Governor’s mobile-friendly modules and self-service system to support governors across their 102 schools.

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Faced with the challenge of ensuring that 3,000 school governors had access to relevant and timely training, find out how Wilshire successfully engaged their Governors.

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“Only a tiny number of School Governors get round to doing the necessary training. Modern Governor is the obvious solution as it’s convenient, quick and online. It’s a 21st century solution for an age old problem – being long on enthusiasm but short on time.”
Donald Clark, School Governor, Sussex

“Modern Governor is much better than anything else on the market. The courses are very well designed in terms of their layout, clarity, content and accessibility.”
Ruth Agnew, Cheshire East Council

“Modern Governor enables the learner to study at their own pace. It’s a great way of managing the learning and integrating it into our busy lives, because for Governors, it’s all about finding the time.”
Angie Lund, School Governor in Wokingham

“Ultimately, we’ve been able to target our limited resources more precisely and effectively. Modern Governor’s modules have been created with help from experts in Governor Services, are easy to access and well presented.”
Sue Pagliaro, City of York Council

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Meet the team

Ian Usher

Ian Usher

As a school governor and Product Manager, Ian understands the challenges governors face today. He has vast experience in the field of education, having worked as an E-learning Adviser and School Improvement Consultant before joining the team.

Emma Whiteside

Emma Whiteside

Emma helps Governors get the most from our service. She loves promoting customer successes and works with our subject experts to communicate new developments in governance so our members are kept up to date.

Lindsey Coode

Lindsey Coode

Lindsey manages our content and has extensive experience in instructional design and project management. Lindsey continually works to refresh Modern Governors e-learning catalogue with courses that our customers want.

Peter Beagan

Peter Beagan

Peter spends his time giving clear and patient advice to our Modern Governor customers either on the phone or via email. A natural communicator, he has received excellent feedback from customers.

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