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.

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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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Hillingdon Governors' Meeting Spring 2018

The Hillingdon Governors’ Meeting for Spring took place on 20 March. The agenda and items from the meeting 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 Spring 2018 Agenda
HGM School Finance Update 2018
GSS HGM Meeting Gov Update Spring 2018
Exclusions – Hillingdon info 2018
Operation Baker – Briefing Note Hillingdon LSCB
Executive Summary Operation Baker LSCB

More Courses

Courses

What’s new in governance?

A review of the latest governance framework. To include the latest information on: • School structures – academisation and federation • The competency framework – risk and compliance • Accountability – Ofsted handbook • Analysing school performance

Analyse School Performance (ASP) Overview

This session is an introduction to Analyse School Performance (ASP), which has replaced RAISE online. Inspectors will be using this new data system prior to an inspection. It will be useful for governors to understand this new data system to support governing boards in understanding the school’s performance. It is hoped that it will help […]

Intro to Governance – Part 1 (Evening)

This is a three-part 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.

Intro to Governance – Part 2 (Evening)

This is a three-part 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 2, ‘Accountability’, will consider the governing board ‘s strategic responsibility for the educational performance of the school.

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:

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

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