The Central South Consortium will work to, “Strengthen school governance to provide effective leadership, challenge and support,” to aid Governors in, “understanding and fulfilling their role within individual settings effectively.” CSC Business Plan 2020-2021, Priority 2

There are over 6000 school governors in the Central South Consortium (CSC) region, all of whom passionately volunteer their time, knowledge and skills to their schools. As a crucial part of the leadership of schools they have enormous capacity and influence in school improvement.

CSC have worked with governors across the region to develop a regional support offer and to engage governing bodies in collaborative models like Governor Improvement Groups. We have also trained and deployed consultant governors to support governing bodies who require additional capacity. A key part of this offer is the delivery of both in person and online training opportunities, as well as the development of guidance documents and resources to support governors in their role.

All professional learning opportunities in Central South Consortium are designed to support schools to develop as learning organisations across the seven dimensions of the framework and/or to support practitioners in the professional standards for teaching and leadership (PSTL). Through the professional learning passport, practitioners can record their professional learning activities.


We currently offer the following e-learning assignments for Governors through the Hwb digital platform:

You can find all links to access all e-learning assignments here

N.B. In order to access the Hwb platform Governors must contact their School’s Digital Champion, who will be able to create an account.

Information and Guidance

Information and Guidance for Governors can be found through our E-Learning assignments and our governor resources (see below).

For National guidance regarding the Governance of Schools please refer to

For details on the laws surrounding the governance of schools please refer to

For Local Authority Governor support services, please refer to:


General resources for Governors:

Resources from previous events:

For further support and guidance please contact: or your Local Authority Governor Support Unit

Other areas of professional learning

Equity and Wellbeing / Curriculum / Pedagogy / Welsh Language Development / Teaching Assistants / Induction / Leadership / Educational Visits / Lead Creative Schools Scheme / NQT Induction / Initial Teacher Education