We have designed a comprehensive set of training resources to help you get the most out of Governors Virtual Office and these are laid out below. If you would like to discuss any of these options or to book a training session please call our Support Team on 01273 921066.

New Users

For schools that are new to Governors Virtual Office we offer four levels of training:

Level 1

As part of your subscription we will arrange an on-line training session for the Clerk, the Chair of Governors and one or two others. We'll send you login details to our secure meeting site and telephone conference facility and arrange a convenient time to take you through the different aspects of the system. All you need is a fast internet connection and a telephone.

Level 2

For the remainder of the Governing Body we have created a range of self-managed training scripts that take Governors through the features of the system. The scripts take between 15 - 30 minutes to work through - depending on whether you are a Governor, Chair of Sub Committee, or Clerk to the Governors. Scripts are available for you to download from the Help database which is provided as part of your Governors' web site.

Level 3

For an additional charge we can provide telephone-based coaching to the Governing Body while you get up and running with the system. For three months we will make regular contact with you by phone - about once a month - to see how you are getting on and to offer advice and encouragement. Based on our experience we can quickly judge how well your Governing Body is adapting to the new way of working and we will feed that back to you. After three months we will chair a conference call with you to review progress against your deployment plan and make further recommendations on getting the most out of your Governors Virtual Office.

Level 4

Finally, if you wish we can instead provide on-site training by visiting the school. This costs a bit more because of the travel involved, but it can be worth it to get the advantage of face-to-face time with one of our experienced trainers.

Existing Users

If you have previously subscribed to Governors Virtual Office you might nevertheless want some refresher training. Perhaps you have appointed a new Chair or Clerk, or had several new Governors join the Governing Body. Or maybe you're not convinced that you are making full use of the features of the system and want to know how to get more out of it. Or perhaps you weren't paying attention when we trained you the first time!

In this case please call our Support Team on 01273 921066. We'll talk with you to understand how long you've been using Governors Virtual Office; to understand what you think is working well and what isn't; and to get a sense of where you think there are opportunities to improve the effectiveness of the Governing Body. Based on that we'll agree a coaching plan with you.