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Governors: services and support

Last updated on 02 February 2021

Governance services and support

The Herts for Learning (HfL) Governance Services team focuses on developing the effectiveness of governing boards across all schools, academies, MATs and Early Years settings. The team has significant experience in governance, and is proud of its strong collaborative partnerships with the Hertfordshire Association of School Governors (HASG).

The range of services provided has been designed to support everyone involved in governance to ensure their school or academy delivers high-quality education. The team support governing boards to have the knowledge, understanding and skills to fulfil their roles and responsibilities. For more information visit:


Safer recruitment training for governors

All safer recruitment accredited training is organised through Herts for Learning Governance.  If you are a governor in Herts and would like to book a place please access governor training on GovernorHub and search for Safer Recruitment to access the course dates – please note, this is an all-day course with lunch provided and attendance for the duration is required.

If you have completed the all-day course and your accreditation is due to expire (accreditation lasts for 5 years), you do not need to attend the whole day but can book on the face to face Safer Recruitment Refresher, or complete the same course online, accessed through the same channel as above.

If you are having difficulty accessing the course on GovernorHub please call our helpdesk on 01438 843082. 

If you are not a governor and would like to book a place, please send details to – include your full name; job title; school/academy name. 

Alternatively call the Governance team helpdesk on 01438 544487. 

Governors associations

There are two associations which represent governors:

Hertfordshire Association of School Governors (HASG)

This is the local association representing governors interests in Hertfordshire – full details are available on their website:

Hertfordshire Association of School Governors

National Governors Association

This is the national association representing governors interests  – full details are available on their website:

National Governors Association

First published 16 September 2020 - Last updated on 02 February 2021