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 2017/2018, or schools can access the training on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. Please contact us for further information

Finalist - NGA Clerk of the Year 2017

Congratulations to Angie, our NGA Clerk of the Year 2017 finalist! We are all super excited for you in Hillingdon. Good luck and well deserved!


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
Contact us for further info

Hillingdon Governors' Meeting - Summer 2017

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

HGM Agenda Summer 2017

Please register your attendance by email to hillingdongovexec@gmail.com

More Courses


Governors’ Briefing on SEND

School governing bodies have legal duties in regards to SEND (special educational needs and disability). This session will provide an understanding of those statutory duties and how to go about discharging them. What should link governors for SEND be doing?  What SEND information should be reported and considered by the GB? And what key policies, […]

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 be able to […]

School Complaints

This session will look the process of dealing with school complaints when it reaches governing body level. Advice and guidance will be provided by experienced trainers who have dealt with a variety of complex complaint situations. The session is useful for governors and clerks, looking at both roles in the process.  

Hot Topics – Summer 2017

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.