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

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 2019/2020, 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 Spring Term Hillingdon Governors’ Meeting took place on 7th March 2019. The agenda and information from the meeting are given below.
HGM Agenda Spring 2019

School Finance Update Spring 2019

NSPCC Presentation 2019 Spring 2019

Mental Health and Emotional Well-being 2019

Mind Apples

GSS Update Notes 19 March

Inclusion Team Presentation

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.

More Courses


Chairs Briefing Meeting

This termly network session aimed at chairs, vice chairs and aspiring chairs, is an informal chance to catch up with colleagues and discuss topical matters and share good practice.

Intro to Governance Day

This course is for those who are new or fairly new to school governance, including all categories of governors, senior leaders, clerks and associate members. The course covers: Key roles and responsibilities of the governing board and explores the expectations of the governors role The governing boards strategic responsibility for the educational performance of the […]

Preparing for the New Ofsted Inspection Framework

The course will consider: What the new inspection framework will mean for your school How the new framework will impact on the way inspectors evaluate Intent,Implementation and Impact The increasing importance of research-based evidence in school development The role governors and trustees play in the schools performance “as part of the judgement on the effectiveness […]

Headteacher Performance Management Process

The course will consider the process and principles of Headteacher performance management. It will provide an understanding of the role of the governing board in the performance review process, target setting, consider best practice and prepare governors who serve on the Headteacher performance review panel.

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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