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 Autumn 2018

The Hillingdon Governors’ Meeting took place on 8th November 2018. The agenda is given below.
HGM Agenda Autumn 2018

GSS Update

Schools HR – Recruitment

More Courses


Chairs’ Briefing Meeting – Autumn 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.

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 important for governors to understand this data system to support governing boards in understanding the school’s performance. It is hoped that it will help you […]

Asking the Right Questions

For governing boards to fulfil their statutory accountability duties for schools, they must hold leadership to account for the educational and financial performance of the organisation. Boards must have the competencies within their membership to ask searching and strategic questions to ensure that the information that they are receiving about the educational and financial performance […]

Intro to Governance Day

FULLY BOOKED for the Autumn term Whilst we offer the induction programme for those new to governance across three evening sessions, we also offer those same sessions as a one-day course, including lunch. This is a small group training session, so please book early to ensure your place. This is a three-part induction programme for […]

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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