In partnership with the Catholic Education Service and the Catholic Teaching Schools Alliance, we have designed a portfolio of online training for the induction and development of governors in Catholic schools.
The E-Learning modules are currently unavailable. They are being moved from their previous temporary location and will be available again by the end of 2023. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
Our eLearning modules cover essential topics in the governance of Catholic schools and academies in England and Wales. They have been designed to help you get to grips with the distinctive nature of Catholic education, so that you can deliver effective governance from your first day.
All modules are free to complete. You do not need to be a governor in a Catholic school or academy to access our e-Learning, but you’ll need to register as a user. Create an account or log in when you click to start a module.
The modules vary in length and there are versions of each module for governors in Catholic schools in both England and Wales. You’ll receive a virtual ‘badge’ for each module you complete and a certificate when you have completed all five modules.
Module 1: An introduction to Catholic education (30 mins)
This module provides governors with a foundational knowledge of Catholic education, including an introduction to key terminology and channels of accountability.
Module 2: The environment of Catholic education (30 mins)
This module provides governors with a deeper understanding of the distinctive nature of Catholic education and its governance.
Module 3: Strategic direction (45 mins)
This module explores the ways in which the governing body provides strategic direction and looks at the intricacies of recruitment and admissions in Catholic schools.
Module 4: Accountability (45 mins)
This module explores the actors to which governors are accountable in their role and the vital role governors play during inspections.
Module 5: Financial probity (30 mins)
This module provides an introduction to the financial framework in which Catholic schools operate and the unique financial role of governors in Catholic schools.