Training and Development

The Traded Services team co-ordinate a training programme for school based staff and governors: Cumbria's Training Events for School Based Staff and Governors. This programme brings together the courses which are delivered through the Cumbria Continuing Professional Development, Local Learning Network and Governor Development Programmes. 

Cumbria's Training Events for School Governors 2018-19 brings together a selection of high quality, value-for-money full day/half day/evening session courses designed to support governing boards.

As well as this programme, an additional senes of sessions, Safeguarding for Governors, has been arranged. Booking arrangements are available below.

Booking Arrangements

Places for all courses must be booked through SLA Online . Traded Services no longer accept paper booking forms or telephone bookings.

When booking via the online system, there is an option to email course details to the delegate. Please select this option which acts as your confirmation of the booking. Traded Services will also send out an email reminder one week before courses are due to take place. When booking places on multiple courses, these can all be "checked out" of your shopping basket at the same time, using the same purchase order number. There is no need to check each course out separately (unless you wish to use different order numbers).

Please do not hesitate to contact the Traded Services Business Support Team, if you require further information (unless the course details give an alternative contact), email: or telephone: 01228 226817.

Cluster Training

For those working in clusters if you identify any training needs for governors, clerks and chairs, in the first instance please contact the Governor Support Team or take a look at our Cluster Working page.

Safeguarding E-Learning

Details regarding Safeguarding e-learning training is available on our Safeguarding page.

Modern Governor E-Learning

Modern Governor modules are designed to help school governors develop their skills through e-learning which supplements traditional 'face to face' training and development opportunities. Whether you are a newly elected governor or an established governor looking to increase your existing knowledge, Modern Governor has something for you.

Modern Governor subscriptions are now available through the Traded Services Business Development Team and can be ordered through SLA Online, by selecting the "Modern Governor" section on the SLA Online via the 'services' tab, then click the buy now and complete the order.

If you have any questions or queries regarding Modern Governor please do not hesitate to contact the Traded Services team by email: or telephone 01228 226817.

Governance Development Programmes

The Department for Education has appointed the National Governance Association to deliver Governance Leadership Development programmes.  These programmes include development for chairs, clerks and governing boards and are designed to have real impact on school improvement.