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 Autumn 2018

The Hillingdon Governors’ Meeting will take place on 8th November 2018. The agenda is given below. To book a place, please email hillingdongovexec@gmail.com.
HGM Agenda Autumn 2018

More Courses


Hot Topics – Autumn 2018

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

Human Resource Matters for Governors

Delivered by the Head of The Schools HR Co-operative and drawing from real examples of HR matters requiring governor support and intervention.   This session sets out the why, where and how governors are involved, in supporting school policies and procedures, and the processes for HR policy consultation and ratification.   Key examples will include […]

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 safeguarding […]

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 […]

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.