Governance Conference 2023

Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 February 2023

3:30pm - 6pm

Virtual Conference


Due to popular demand, the Schools North East annual Governance Conference will once again be held online for 2023.




Now in its seventh 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 targeted at Chairs, Vice Chairs, Trustees, Governors and Head Teachers.

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.


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: £120 whole school ticket (£72 single delegate ticket)
Non-Partner School: £144 whole school ticket (£96 single delegate ticket)

Non North East School £180 whole school ticket (£120 single delegate ticket)

All prices exclude VAT

Local authority £156 (single delegate)

Non School £216 (single delegate)

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

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