Improving children’s outcomes through effective governance

What We Do

Governor training

Governor training

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Forrest Governance specialises in bespoke training and consultancy services for educational governance. We have direct experience and knowledge of designing and delivering governance training programmes for a wide range of local authorities, primary, secondary and special schools, colleges and multi-academy trusts. We pride ourselves on understanding the needs of your organisation.

All of our services meet the national competency framework for governors’ standards and are regularly reviewed in line with latest best practice and DfE guidelines.

External Governance Reviews

Find out how we can support your governing body in improving its effectiveness and efficiency

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External reviews of governance are a powerful tool for improving governance in your school. An experienced governor and governance reviewer will support you and your governing body in identifying areas of strength to build on, and areas for development, leaving you with a focused action plan to support your next steps in moving your governing body towards good or outstanding practice.

External reviews of governance are available as a response to an Ofsted recommendation, or for any governing body wanting to reflect on and improve its performance.

The Forrest Governance review model follows the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s guidance, and all reviewers are National Leaders of Governance and have been trained by the National College. All review reports are quality assured by a second member of the team.

Public Speaking

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As experienced and skilled trainers and governors we can support any event, large or small. Get in touch to find out how we can support your event.

Bespoke Governance Support

We also offer a bespoke consultancy service for a school, group of schools, Academy Trust or Local Authority.

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We also offer a bespoke consultancy service for a school, group of schools, Academy Trust or Local Authority.

We can help design or update policies, support a school or Board in difficulty and we available to help with a wide range of difficult scenarios – from governor vacancies, senior team recruitment to support with complaints or other sensitive governance issues.

What our clients are saying

Glenys led the session really well, with lots of expertise, enthusiasm and energy. This really helped to keep me engaged throughout this evening session at the end of a busy day
Governor in Cheshire East

The whole course was facilitated excellently by Chris. He is really knowledgeable and engaging, covering all of the topics with useful case studies.

Governor in Sefton

Speaker was very knowledgeable, personable and helpful. Slide presentation was well produced and had lots of pertinent, relevant information that I will be able to make further use of.

Governor in St Helens

Look forward to attending similar Sessions, that would help me in my Role of School Governor more efficient and effective. Thanks very much.”
Governor in Manchester

Glenys is an excellent Course Leader and we were given a lot of food for thought on how we can improve on our governance. Thank you

Governor in Wigan

The presentation was very helpful to me as a newly appointed Governor. It gave me a clear idea of what to look for, what questions to ask, and what exactly my role as a Governor involves.

Governor in a North West Multi Academy Trust

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New academic year and a new client! Really looking forwards to working with Lecistershire's Governor Support and Development team to train governors across the county and beyond! @LeicsSchools #schoolgovernors #visiblegovernance

Great to see our associates online this morning for our final catch up of the academic year. Wishing them all a lovely summer...thanks for being a part of @ForrestGov
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Heard of a school recently where inspectors asked Governors to RECITE the 3 core functions of Governance back to them. I hadn't spotted that rote learning by governors is now part of the Inspection handbook! Has anyone else had similar experiences? #victorianlearningstyles

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