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

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

The next meeting will be in the autumn term,and we`ll update this page once the date is confirmed.

Chairs briefing,summer term 2019

Notes from the course are in the Chairs of Governors file. Log in to download a copy.

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More Courses


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.

Clerks briefing meeting

Each term we hold a briefing meeting for clerks,providing an opportunity to find out about the latest news and forthcoming matters in school governance. It is chance to ask questions,share good practice and network with other clerking colleagues.

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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