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 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

More Courses


Chairs’ Briefing Meeting – Autumn 2017

This termly network session aimed at chairs, vice chairs and aspiring chairs, is an informal chance to catch up with chairing colleagues and discuss topical matters and share good practice. Date and time: Weds, 22-Nov-17 18:30-20:30 hours Venue: Hermitage Primary School, Uxbridge Event reference: GSS17/035 Provider: GSS Governance Advisor

Analyse School Performance (ASP) Overview

This session is an introduction to Analyse School Performance (ASP), which has replaced RAISE online. Inspectors will be using this new data system prior to an inspection. It will be useful for governors to understand this new data system to support governing boards in understanding the school’s performance. It is hoped that it will help […]

Intro to Governance Day

The day will focus on: the ‘Key Roles and Responsibilities’ of the governing body, and explore the expectations of the governors’ role. ‘Accountability’, will consider the governing body’s strategic responsibility for the educational performance of the school. ‘Knowing Your School’, will consider different sources of school data to support governors in getting to know the […]

Governors’ Briefing on Exclusions

The aim of this session is to equip governors to make secure judgements when asked to ratify Headteachers’ decisions to permanently or long fixed term exclude pupils from roll. By the end of this session governors will be able to: • Be confident with the current legislation and statutory guidance. • Contextualise exclusions within their […]

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