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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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 2018/2019, or schools can access the training on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. Please contact us for further information

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

Hillingdon Governors' Meeting Spring 2019

The next Hillingdon Governors’ Meeting will take place on 7th March 2019. The agenda is given below.
HGM Agenda Spring 2019

EU exit: no deal preparations for schools in England, 31/01/19

NEW DfE Guidance: EU exit: no deal preparations for schools in England, 31/01/19,
DfE EU Exit Guidance for Schools This page will enable you to find the latest advice and information on any aspect of EU Exit that affects you. The Department for Education, and other government departments, will publish further information and update information already available.

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Courses

Governors’ Briefing: School Finance (maintained schools) Spring 2019

Delivered by Hillingdon School Finance Team, this session is essential for members of finance committees and for governors who would like to enhance their understanding of their school’s financial matters. The session will consider: • what a governing board’s responsibilities are for managing the school’s finances • how to support your school in setting and […]

Mental Health in Schools

This session will look at the current topic of Mental Health in schools. This session will help governors to consider the strategic side of how this may impact on their schools. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. WE CAN TAKE NAMES FOR A WAITING LIST IN CASE OF ANY CANCELLATIONS ONLY.

Chairs’ Briefing Meeting – Spring 2019

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.   PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FROM 7 MARCH TO 14 MARCH. TIME AND VENUE REMAIN THE SAME.

Making the most of governor visits to school

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. WE CAN TAKE NAMES FOR A WAITING LIST IN CASE OF ANY CANCELLATIONS ONLY. A key part of being a governor is getting to know your school.  Governor visits will help to facilitate that and allow you to see the strategic plans and policies agreed by […]

Schools we work with often have vacancies for school governor volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, why not find out more?

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