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

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 2016/2017, or schools can access the training on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. Please contact us for further information


The support we provide aims to enable you to focus on your key roles and responsibilities – therefore assisting you to enable your school to deliver a good quality education.


The Governor Support Service training and development programme is now published for the Autumn 2016 term.
GSS Training Booklet Autumn 2016 (Updated Oct)

Hillingdon Governors' Meeting - Autumn 2016

The agenda for the Hillingdon Governors’ Meeting in the Autumn term (10 Nov) has been emailed to all chairs and clerks listed with the Governor Support Service. UPDATED – The RSC will now be attending! A copy of the agenda can be found here:

Autumn Term Meeting Agenda 2016

More Courses


Chairs’ Termly Briefing Meeting – Autumn 2016

This termly 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.  

Intro to Governance Programme – Session 3 (Autumn 2016)

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.

Asking the Right Questions

The only way governors will know how well a school is doing is by asking the right questions. What questions can a school governor ask? Who do they ask, and how? In preparation for a visit from Ofsted, governors will need to ask supporting and challenging questions of their schools so that they can demonstrate […]

Hot Topics – Autumn 2016

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

Let us know why you are interested in becoming a School Governor and we will contact you with more information.


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