Annual Governance Conference ONLINE 23/24


Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 November 2023

Day One: 15:20 - 18:10
Day Two: 15:40 - 18:05

*timings subject to change


View the event programme


Click here to view speaker & session previews

Now in its eighth year, the annual Governance conference will support those in school governance roles – state-maintained and academy – in carrying out their duties confidently and effectively. Delegates will hear from experts and colleagues in a range of areas who will provide the latest updates, guidance and best practice for governing bodies and school leaders gaining them 5+ hours of CPD (accredited by the CPD certification service).


The annual Governance Conference was the first SNE event which was transformed into a virtual conference right at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic bringing together 100s of Governors from across the country to collaborate, share and support each other. Due to popular demand, the annual Governance conference has now been cemented into the SNE Events calendar as a national virtual conference and is open to all schools and Trusts across the country.




Being a school governor or trustee is a hugely rewarding and important role. Governors have a strong impact on transforming schools for the better and are essential for holding school leaders to account.

There is now even greater pressure on school governors of all types to ensure that the children in their schools received the best possible education and the pandemic highlighted the need for governing bodies to remain responsive and adaptable.


If you are a Chair, Vice Chair, Trustee, Head Teacher, link or parent governor in maintained schools or academies, ensure that you are able to provide clarity of vision and strategic direction, hold the head teacher to account, and oversee the financial performance of your school.

This event is also aimed at senior leaders who want to make sure they have a high performing governing board and those looking to recruit new governors.



To find out more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

To view the governance programme main sponsorship opportunity brochure, please click here.


Schools North East deliver an annual Governance webinar programme consisting of a minimum of one Governance webinar per term.

Our annual Governance webinar programme is free to all Schools North East Partner Schools.

Keep an eye out on our events calendar for our upcoming events.


Partner School Single Delegate: £75
Non-Partner School Single Delegate: £100
Partner School, Full School:  £160
Non-Partner, Full School:  £220
Non School Single Delegate:  £200

*All prices exclude VAT

If you would like to book your entire MAT on to the conference please contact for a bespoke price.


Governance programme 2023/24 sponsorship package - view the brochure here

Am I a Partner School?

To find out more about becoming a Partner School click here.