6. Will I get any help?

The Council also offers a free training and development programme for new and existing governors. Oldham Council values the voluntary contribution of its governors and in return aims to provide high quality training and support.

A regular newsletter and training programme is sent to all governors to keep them up to date of developments in education policy and current best practices.

The council provides support through various training opportunities for all governors. All schools have money in their budget to be used to support governor training.

All new governors are invited to 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. Telephone advice is also available from a team of experienced Council staff used to working with governors and who understand the concerns of new governors.