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

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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More Courses


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.  

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 ‘predict and prevent culture’ prevails. […]

Hot Topics – Spring 2018

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

Building success for looked after and previously looked after children and young people (Afternoon)

Afternoon Session As the strategic leaders of our schools, governors have a vital role to play in making sure that children and young people looked after and previously looked after are assured of the very best education and achieve in line with their peers.   The objectives for this session are for governors and senior […]

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.