6. Will I get any help?

The council values the voluntary contribution of its governors and in return aims to provide access to a wide range of high-quality training, development opportunities and support that is free for governors.  All schools have money in their budget to be used to support governor training.

Governors at schools which are supported by Oldham's Governor Support Service will receive regular news and training via GovernorHub to keep up to date with developments in education policy and current best practices.

All new governors can access an induction programme which outlines the roles and responsibilities of governors and allows them to meet other new governors.

There are many different types of courses to suit all sorts of different governors.  Course times and venues are varied to suit as many people as possible. Advice is also available from a team of experienced council staff used to working with governors and who understand the concerns of new governors.