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Governor Service

The Service Offer

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We help you to ensure your governing body has the knowledge, skills and confidence to exercise effective governance of your academy and to support governors’ engagement in their school’s strategic improvement priorities.  We know the importance of an effective partnership between governing body and head teacher in securing strong leadership and raising standards. We work with governors and heads to help your academy deliver the best possible education outcomes for your pupils.


  • We provide relevant, up to date training delivered by experienced governors and leaders to ensure your governing body has access to the range of skills and knowledge expected by Ofsted, the DfE and others.
  • Our guidance and course content is focused on identifying practical solutions to your governance questions, not just theory.
  • We offer training and development opportunities to enable governors to be prepared and ready to meet Ofsted requirements.
  • As an integral part of Warwickshire’s Education & Learning team, we work in close partnership with your academy’s Learning Improvement Officer, to ensure our work complements other LA school improvement support.
  • We provide governance support to governors and clerks, to head teachers and school business managers.

Why Buy our Service

An effective governing body holds an academy to account effectively for its performance and works in partnership with the head teacher to secure high quality teaching and improved outcomes for pupils.  Carrying out the statutory duties required of governance, particularly those related to finance, staff performance and effective implementation of statutory policies requires a governing body with the right mix of skills and abilities to enable them to fulfil their responsibilities.  

Our Service provides access to a wide range of training, support and guidance to enable you to have an effective governance structure which makes the best use of governors’ time and skills.   We aim to help chairs and clerks to distribute governance responsibilities across all members of the governing body. 

The Effectiveness of our Service

  • We have added new course topics to meet changing needs of governance.
  • Last year we ran over 86 centre based training courses and 80 customised in-house governor training sessions
  • 95% of Warwickshire schools and Academy governing bodies accessed our training last year
  • 100 % of queries to the Governor helpline are responded to within 5 days.