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Governor Service

We help you to ensure your academy board and local governing bodies have the knowledge, skills and confidence to exercise effective governance of your academy.  In particular we can help you show evidence that your board is acting to develop its members’ capacity in a way which responds to the high expectations of Ofsted and the DfE. We know the importance of strong leadership and raising standards and we work with governors and headteachers 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 governors are more confident in carrying out their role effectively. 
  • We provide a comprehensive programme to ensure your governors have access to the range of skills and knowledge expected by Ofsted, the DfE and others. This includes new and updated course topics to meet the changing needs of governance.
  • We provide governance support and advice to governors and clerks, to headteachers and school business managers.
  • Our guidance and course content is focused on helping to identify practical solutions to your governance questions, not just theory.
  • We are an integral part of Warwickshire’s Education & Learning team and operate in close partnership with Schools HR, Schools Finance and your school’s Learning Improvement Officer, to ensure our work complements other LA support.

Why Buy Our Service

An effective governing board holds an academy to account for its performance and works in partnership with the headteacher to secure high quality teaching and improved outcomes for pupils.  Carrying out the statutory duties required of governance, particularly those related to school finance, staff performance and effective implementation of statutory policies requires an academy board and local governing bodies which have the right mix of skills and abilities to fulfil their responsibilities.    

Our Service provides access to a wide range of training, support and guidance to enable governing body to operate effectively and carry out statutory duties.  We support you to develop an effective governance structure which makes the best use of governors’ time and skills and distributes responsibilities across all members. 

Please see our Governor Training and Support Programme 2017-18.

The Effectiveness of our Service

  • Last year the number of governor attendances at our training sessions increased from 1700 to over 2800. 
  • 92% of delegates on our courses rated their experience as good or very good.
  • 99% of enquiries made to the Governor Helpline were responded to within 5 days.

Our Specialisms

  • Governor roles and responsibilities
  • Insights into school improvement
  • External reviews of governance as required by Ofsted
  • Leadership and management
  • Professional development and training
  • Clerking

Tailored Services

Our services are flexible and can be tailored to meet your individual needs – please contact us if you would like to discuss arranging a tailored package for your academy.   

Services you can purchase

Subscription Services  Buy as You Need Services  Training Courses

Service contact

Gurby Dhesi
01926 745137

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