Our Governor Services Team supports governors and school leaders across all phases of the education system to develop and embed strong, effective governance through a professional programme of training, guidance, and support.
Our key strength is our “on the ground” experience and knowledge as serving governors, National and Local Leaders of Governance and award-winning clerks.
We are committed to working with the army of volunteers whose moral purpose is to improve the life chances of children and young people. We promote collaborative working and are passionate about fostering partnerships, evident in the way we are now supporting governance across neighbouring local authorities, councils, and multi-academy trusts.
Alongside our work with governors and governing bodies, we also provide a comprehensive Clerking Service offering high-quality advice and support, that is delivered by our trained and experienced governance professional clerks.
We believe that gaining skills and knowledge through continued professional development is vital for governors and clerks. Our comprehensive training programme aims to support, equip, and develop both governors and clerks to carry out their roles effectively and enable them to strategically lead in their schools and academies.
Our advisors and consultants meet our high-quality standards when delivering advice and support and uphold the values of The Education People. We draw upon the professional skills and knowledge of key personnel from our partners, Kent County Council, academy professionals and other external consultants. We have strong links with the National Governance Association through the National Leaders of Governance.
Governor Services operates rigorous quality assurance to ensure that all support is delivered by high calibre, experienced and credible professionals. Several of our courses are accredited by an external body: Governor Induction, Governance Professional Development Programme and Fulfilling the Chairs Programme.
The Governance Professional and Chairs programmes offer 1:1 support and mentoring and the feedback from those who have completed them has been hugely positive.