Achieving for Children

Governor Support

Governor Support provides a complete support, advice and comprehensive continuing professional development (CPD) service for governors, associate members and clerks from all school settings.

We provide relevant and timely guidance, advice and tools to empower governors and clerks to fulfil their duties effectively.

Our approach is to work with boards to review and challenge current practice, identify and implement solutions that best suit their needs to improve the effectiveness of leadership and management and promote school improvement.

What we can offer

Statutory duties

Includes the following, where applicable:

  • the recruitment and nomination process of local authority governors
  • changes in the constitution of the board and raising Instruments of Government (IOGs)
  • the appointment process and support of parent governor representatives on local authority forums
  • the appointment of additional governors or interim executive board members

Premium offer

Advice and support

  • Online, telephone and email advice and support on any governance issue
  • Distribution of links to key governance communications
  • Monthly eBulletin communicating training opportunities and updates for that month
  • Director for Education Service’s termly briefing for chairs and vice-chairs
  • Weekly eNews for Schools distributed directly to all governors and clerks, communicating local and national educational items for information and action

Clerking support

  • Assistance with recruitment and contractual arrangements of professional clerks to the governing board
  • Tailored one-to-one induction and mentoring for new clerks
  • Assistance with supply clerking for governor board meetings
  • Access to the clerks’ termly briefing and networking group
  • Access to targeted CPD for clerks

Governor continuing professional development

  • Comprehensive, targeted CPD schedule
  • Unlimited CPD attendance on governor training from the centralised CPD schedule
  • Access to extensive e-learning modules via governors’ e-learning (GEL)
  • Monthly governor CPD eBulletin

What our customers say

“We have made good use of Governor Support and this has been invaluable as we have undergone a period of significant change, and Governor Support has helped us through this period of change.”

“This has been an extremely helpful service for our new clerk and continues to provide valuable training and advice.”