Governor Support


Governors’ have an essential role in driving continuous improvement, setting ambitious targets for school improvement and monitoring progress in achieving the best outcomes for learners.

In order to work effectively, school governing bodies need to be well informed. A wide group of professionals from ERW and the Local Authority offer a range of support, training, challenge and intervention to ensure the highest standards of educational achievement are met.

All school governors should know and understand their roles and legal responsibilities and how these fit in with the responsibilities of the head teacher, the local authority and the Welsh Government. School governors may be included as part of the ERW Support Visits in order to gain an understanding of how they work alongside the school to secure improvement

Why have Governing Bodies?

To help schools provide the best possible education for their pupils by:

  • setting the school’s vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making effective use of resources
  • monitoring and evaluating performance, to support and challenge the headteacher in managing the school
  • ensuring the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff employed.


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
  • Training for Chairs of Governing Bodies
  • Training for all governors on the use and understanding of school data
  • School Self evaluation and School Development Plans