Welcome to the Governor Support Service

The Governor Support Service is an independent service offering governor training, advice, guidance and support to all Hillingdon Schools. With over 20 years’ combined experience working within local authorities in Governor Support roles, we are able to offer local and legislative advice, support and training to school governors and clerks.

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WINNER - NGA Outstanding Clerk 2017

Angie Marchant of Colham Manor Primary School in Hillingdon was named outstanding clerk to a governing board at the National Governance Association’s (NGA) Outstanding Governance Awards 2017 on Tuesday 5 September. Read the press realease here: NGA Outstanding Clerk Award 2017

Advice & Guidance

We provide governing bodies and schools with information, support, and advice to proactively promote and achieve outstanding governance.
Schools can access our full range of services by purchasing a service level agreement with us for 2017/2018, or schools can access the training on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. Please contact us for further information

Online Training - New

The Governor Support Service is very pleased to be able to offer Modern Governor online professional development for school governors and academy trustees from 1st April 2017.
Modern Governor Video Clip – Overview
Intro to Modern Governor CPD
Modern Governor CPD Purchase Form 2017
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Hillingdon Governors' Meeting - Summer 2017

The Summer term meeting was held on 13 June 2017. The agenda is given below.

HGM Agenda Summer 2017

Slides from the meeting are below.

Healthy Schools London June 2017

School Attendance – June 2017

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Courses

Intro to Governance Programme (across three evening sessions) – Session 1

This is a three-part induction programme for those who are new or fairly new to school governance. Session 1 will focus on the ‘Key Roles and Responsibilities’ of the governing body, and explore the expectations of the governors’ role. Date and time: Weds, 04-Oct-17 18:30-20:30 hours Venue: Hermitage Primary School, Uxbridge Event reference: GSS17/028 Provider: […]

Intro to Governance Programme (across three evening sessions) – Session 2

This is a three-part induction programme for those who are new or fairly new to school governance. Session 2, ‘Accountability’, will consider the governing body’s strategic responsibility for the educational performance of the school. Date and time: Weds, 11-Oct-17 18:30-20:30 hours Venue: Hermitage Primary School, Uxbridge Event reference: GSS17/029 Provider: GSS Governance Advisor

Safeguarding principles, policies and practice (extended session)

The objectives for this session are for heads and governors to: – clarify the range of issues that come under the ‘umbrella’ of safeguarding – understand key elements of their roles in safeguarding – be aware of significant guidance/resources – explore tools for auditing safeguarding policies and practices – action plan to ensure that a […]

Intro to Governance Programme (across three evening sessions) – Session 3

This is a three-part induction programme for those who are new or fairly new to school governance.   Session 3, ‘Knowing Your School’, will consider different sources of school data to support governors in getting to know the real story behind how well the school is performing to achieve the best outcomes for pupils. Date […]

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