Governor training, development and subscription

Bedford Borough Council provides a comprehensive and highly valued programme of governor training and support.

Governor training

Our training supports governors to become highly effective in fulfilling their statutory responsibilities and strategic functions, including safeguarding. It is responsive to government initiatives helping to keep governors informed about recent trends and developments.

Our trainers are commissioned from within the local authority and from external providers ensuring the quality of expertise and delivery. We offer a wide range of topics through a blend of face to face and online courses. Training includes topics targeted to develop knowledge and skills for new governors, the chair of the governing board and the clerk or governance professional.


The subscription package includes access to GovernorHub, a resource that is greatly appreciated by our governing boards. GovernorHub ensures the clerk can co-ordinate the work of governing board in a professional and efficient manner.


The subscription package also includes access to Bedford Borough resources:

  • handbook for the chair of the governing board
  • welcome booklet for new governors
  • handbook for clerks
  • information sheets 
  • newsletters

If you would like to subscribe to our governor support package or discuss the offer, please contact Julia Newman, Officer for Governor Services