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.


Our services

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 2018/2019, or schools can access the training on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. Please contact us for further information

Online Training

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 2018.
Modern Governor Video Clip – Overview
Intro to Modern Governor CPD
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Hillingdon Governors' Meeting Summer 2018

The Hillingdon Governors’ Meeting for Summer will take place on 7th June 2018. The agenda is given below. Should there be any queries for the Hillingdon Governors’ Executive Committee, or you are interested in joining, please email hillingdongovexec@gmail.com.
HGM Summer 2018 Agenda

More Courses


Asking the Right Questions

For governing boards to fulfil their statutory accountability duties for schools, they must hold leadership to account for the educational and financial performance of the organisation. Boards must have the competencies within their membership to ask searching and strategic questions to ensure that the information that they are receiving about the educational and financial performance […]

Intro to Governance – Part 3 (Evening)

This is a three-part induction programme for those who are new or fairly new to school governance, including all categories of governors, senior leaders, clerks and associate members. • 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 […]

Safeguarding principles, policies and practice

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 […]

Hot Topics – Summer 2018

This informal session considers the current hot topics, locally and nationally, for school governing boards.

Schools we work with often have vacancies for school governor volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, why not find out more?

Apply through GSS directly by completing the form below or click on the link below to volunteer through a charity we work with, Governors for Schools:


If your school is interested in the services provided by GSS, please contact us using the form below.