In this section you will find information on :

  • mandatory training required of Governors by the Government of Maintained Schools (Training Requirements for Governors) (Wales) Regulations 2013
  • ERW specific training focusing on School improvement.
  • training and events diary for the region

All powerpoint presentations in this section are used for training throughout the region.

Please use as additional support either before training to familiarise yourself or after training as a refresher.


Induction training for newly appointed or elected governors

The induction training will help ensure new governors have the necessary knowledge and understanding to begin to fulfil their role effectively and support their school in raising standards.  It should be made clear to new governors that they will be required to attend the mandatory induction and data training within the required training period.

New governors should obtain a copy of the following items (available from the head teacher) as a starting place :-

  • The School Governor’s Guide to the Law
  • The current School Development Plan
  • Estyn Inspection Report and Action Plan
  • Governing body Self Evaluation Document
  • The most recent Annual Report to Parents
  • The School Prospectus
  • Minutes of recent governing body meetings
  • List of members on the governing body and their responsibilities
  • Calendar of governing body meetings
  • A copy of the school staffing structure
  • Plan of the School
  • A copy of the recent school budget report

The following presentation has further information:

ERW Governor Induction

Training for Chairs of Governing Bodies

Training is to provide Chairs with the knowledge and understanding required to fulfil their role effectively to support school improvement, raise standards of performance; ensure pupils’ wellbeing and improve the quality of education being provided.

The following presentation has further information:

ERW Training for Chairs


Training for all governors on the use and understanding of school data

An understanding of the data relating to their school is essential for governors to effectively carry out their key roles of strategic planning, target setting, monitoring and evaluation and accountability.

The training will develop governors’ understanding of the data and how to use it to improve school performance. Learning about school data and understanding what it means for the school and what needs to be done to raise standards should give governors the confidence to ask challenging questions in order to improve performance and pupil attainment.

The following presentation has further information:

ERW Data 

For further information visit our Performance Data page


School Self evaluation and School Development Plans

The training package prepares school leaders and stakeholders to play their roles in effective and continuous school self-evaluation. It can be used for training sessions for governors, the school leadership team and wider stakeholders in order to kick-start the self-evaluation process and offer guidance for carrying it through.

This resource is designed to help you embed ongoing rigorous self-evaluation in your school and provide a process for staff to engage with self-evaluation and the role that this plays in strategic and developmental planning.

 The following presentation has further information:

School Evaluation

School Development Plans

Performance Management Workshop

Click here for details of the Performance Management training programme. 


Governor Training dates 2016/2017



Neath Port Talbot





Local Authorites Swansea-Abertawe Neath Port Talbot - Castell Nedd Port-Talbot Ceredigion Carmarthenshire - Sir Gaerfyrddin Pembrokeshire-Sir Benfro Powys

ERW is an alliance of 6 local authorities governed by a legally constituted joint committee. Its aim is to implement the agreed regional strategy and business plan to support school improvement.