Aspiring to be a headteacher or principal of a primary or secondary Church school or academy in the West Midlands?
The National College and the Catholic Church of England sector are providing a fully funded 2 day programme, preparing school leaders in primary and secondary Catholic or Church of England schools and academies. Click here for more information
Training for Chairs of Governors; National College awards licence for ELC partnership
The NGA and Eastern Leadership Centre (ELC) have formed an exciting new partnership which has been awarded a licence by the National College to provide training for chairs and aspiring chairs of governing bodies across the country. Click here for more information.
20% off Guardian recruitment packages for GEL member schools
GEL has teamed up with the Guardian to create a fantastic offer for any school looking to advertise for vacancies over the coming year. With annual packages starting from £350, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain a national audience on a tight budget. Click here for more information.
Welcome to GEL
GEL provides essential training to governors enabling them to become more effective and demonstrate this with evidence to Ofsted. It equips your governing body with the knowledge and confidence to drive school improvement. You can trust the accuracy and content of the materials and it allows governors to be flexible in their learning in a time and place to suit them.
The National Governors’ Association
To ensure our services are relevant, high-quality and accurate, GEL is working in partnership with The National Governors’ Association - representative body for over 300,000 state-funded school governors in England; supporting and promoting governing excellence through lobbying, national conferences and regional events.
The Eastern Leadership Centre
ELC is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2003 aimed at improving the lives of children and young people. We do this by supporting all aspects of educational leadership for professionals and volunteers like you: commited, caring adults who benefit from our range of leadership training services, event hosting and conferencing facilities.
- Guidance Notes
- Governing Body Overview of Learning Modules Contained On GEL
- Headteacher Appraisal and Capability (2013)
- New Ofsted Inspection Framework for Schools (2013)
- Pupil Premium (2013)
- National Training Programme for New Governors (Revised 2013)
- The Governors' Role in School Improvement (2012)
- The Management of Academy Finances
- E-Safety for Governors
- Departmental Advice on Health and Safety for Schools (May 2013)
- Advice on Driving School Minibuses (May 2013)
- Managing and Developing Staff (April 2013)
- Training and Support for Governors (April 2013)
- Review of Governance (April 2013)
- Teacher Misconduct (April 2013)
- Financial Efficiency in Schools – call for evidence (April 2013)
- Advice on Performance Related Pay (April 2013)
- Ofqual Consultation on English GCSE (April 2013)
- Statutory Policies for Schools (April 2013)
Free 30 day trial
Being an effective governing body relies on fit for purpose training and support. Ofsted will expect schools to demonstrate that their governing body is effective with evidence. GEL can provide essential e-learning that fulfills these needs.
Sign up now for a 30-day free trial and see how GEL can help you.
Help with registering
If your Local Authority or individual school is on our list of subscribers you can sign up for a GEL account here.
Go to the 'Membership Tab' at the top of the GEL homepage to check - then proceed to the next steps.
Step 1 Click on the Register button below and complete the registration process by adding in your details.
Step 2 An automatic e-mail will be sent to your Local Authority or School who will approve your registration.
Step 3 Once approved you will then receive e-mail confirmation and can access GEL via the 'My Page' tab at the top of the GEL homepage.