Online professional development for governors and trustees

Supporting good governance to improve schools and academies

About Modern governor

Modern Governor offers a constantly-growing collection of e-learning modules for 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 educational landscape – and, from their evaluations, 99% of them would recommend Modern Governor to their fellow governors and trustees.

Subscribe to Modern Governor to unlock a catalogue of engaging and interactive e-learning modules designed to work on smartphone, tablet and desktop. Even better, new modules are constantly added and made available to subscribers at no additional cost – so your Modern Governor service keeps getting better.

The free Modern Governor mobile app

Our free mobile app for iOS & Android supports school governors and trustees with a useful glossary of commonly-used terms in education, exclusive extracts from leading books on governance and a customisable reader of the leading blogs on governance where available. Blog posts are downloaded into the app so you can read the latest news and views on governance from across the education & policy landscape.

The app also provides easy access to our website, and further resources, making sure all the information you’ll need for effective governance is there just when you need it.

Who provides Modern Governor?

Modern Governor is a service provided by Herts for Learning, the largest school-owned company in the UK. 

The teams of advisers and consultants at Herts for Learning provide content for Modern Governor’s catalogue of e-learning modules, in conjunction with external experts where appropriate. 

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