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 Summer 2018

The Hillingdon Governors’ Meeting took place on 7th June 2018. The agenda and information from the session are given below. Should there be any queries for the Hillingdon Governors’ Executive Committee, or you are interested in joining, please email hillingdongovexec@gmail.com.
HGM Summer 2018 Agenda
HGM Info Summer 2018
Governance Extracts from recent Ofsted reports

More Courses


Chairs’ Briefing Meeting – Summer 2018

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.

Intro to Governance (Whole Day Session)

This is an induction programme for those who are new or fairly new to school governance, including all categories of governors, senior leaders, clerks and associate members. • Session 1 will focus on the ‘Key Roles and Responsibilities’ of the governing board, and explore the expectations of the governors’ role. • Session 2, ‘Accountability’, will […]

Headteacher Performance Management Process

The governing board holds the responsibility for the performance management policy of the school, and specifically for reviewing the performance of the Headteacher. The Headteacher’s performance management process must take place in the autumn term each year. This session will consider the process and principles of Headteacher performance management. It will provide an understanding of […]

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.