What is GovernWell?
GovernWell is the national training programme for Foundation Trust governors, covering a variety of topics to equip them with the skills required to fulfil their responsibilities, as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Governors can choose which parts of the programme best meet their development needs depending on their experience, interest, responsibilities and current level of understanding.
How will GovernWell benefit governors?
The training programme includes a range of teaching and learning methods including face to face and on-line learning, supplemented by workbooks and other resources, where appropriate. GovernWell is a four step programme which offers:
- Core skills module is for those in the first year of their first term of office, and for those governors who require a refresher. These build on a trust's induction when governors are ready to learn in more detail and discuss issues from a position of insight and initial experience in the role
- Specialist skills training courses - these focus on specific aspects of the role and enable governors to explore them in a practical, interactive way to help form the basis for a deeper understanding of their duties
- Pre-induction resources - to support trusts to raise awareness and understanding of the governor role
- Our induction toolkit support trusts' own induction programmes.
Visit the GovenWell courses page to see upcoming training dates and to book your place.
Bespoke training for your trust
We also offer bespoke in-house training which can be delivered exclusively for your council. In-house training ensures everyone is up to best practice standard and maintains consistent learning across the whole council. You'll also benefit from a more open environment to discuss your most pressing issues.
How to book governor training
Visit the course page to see upcoming training dates and to book your place.