Frequently Asked Questions

03. Who does not have to attend induction training?

A governor is not required to attend induction training if any of the following exemptions apply:

  • A governor who has been in post for more than two years prior to the regulations coming into force (with effect from 20th September 2013) regardless of the length of time they have left in office.
  • A governor who has been in post for more than two years and who is being appointed or elected for a further term of office and who has not had a break in service of at least five consecutive years.
  • A governor who has completed the mandatory training, is being appointed or elected for a further term of office and who has not had a had a break in service of at least five consecutive years.
  • A governor who has been in post for less than two years before the regulations came into force and who has completed the local authority induction training, is being appointed or elected for a further term of office and who has not had a break in service of at least five consecutive years.

*Refer to page 9 of Welsh Government guidance on mandatory training for governors and clerks

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