Online professional development for governors and trustees

Supporting good governance to improve schools and academies


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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 and provide induction for new members –  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.

Training Pathways

Leading the way in governor training

We have created four training pathways bringing together some our most popular modules in a user-friendly way to support governors develop within their role, understand their responsibilities and increase their knowledge.

Governors can select the pathway that is right for them, based on their existing experience and complete at their own pace.

View the full Modern Governor catalogue

Modern Governor offers a growing catalogue of e-learning modules for governors, trustees and governance professionals. To view the full list of titles complete the form below and you’ll receive the latest course catalogue via email.

Install the free Modern Governor app

Do you know your ASP from your EBacc?

The free, searchable, cross-referenced glossary of educational terms is back – perfect for new governors and easier than taking ten A4 sheets packed with educational acroynms to your next governors’ meeting.

Direct access to all Modern Governor modules for subscribers – and if you’re not a subscriber, access four trial modules within the app.

Installed tens of thousands of times, the app is now even more convenient – once installed it will never require an update.

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Who provides Modern Governor?

Modern Governor is a service provided by HFL Education, the largest school-owned company in the UK. 

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

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