Available Sold Services - information and advice
The Governor Support Team, based within Learning and Inclusion, aims to provide support and guidance to Clerks and School Governors to help improve standards in schools. To help provide this support, we offer the following packages:
- Governor Support and Improvement Package
- Clerks Helpline and Support Package
- Governor Bespoke School-based Training
All of these packages are available to both schools and academies.
Governor Support and Improvement Package
The Governor Support Team, based within Learning and Skills, aims to provide support and guidance to Clerks and School Governors to help improve standards in schools.
We have reviewed the packages that we offer and have merged the packages with the option to add bolt-ons if required. Please note, from April 2017, we are no longer offering the Emergency Minute Clerking Service.
Clerks Helpline and Support Package
This service is open to clerks, chairs and governors of subscribing schools.
This year we are offering this ‘support only’ package for schools that would rather access their training on a Pay as You Go (PAYG) basis but would like all the support benefits that the Governor Support Team can provide as an alternative to the all-inclusive Governor Support and Improvement Package.
How do these two packages compare?
The table below lists out the services provided in the two packages and the benefits of both.
|Governor Support and Improvement||Clerks Helpline||Basic||Standard||Gold|
|Checking and Sealing of Instrument of Governments||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Access to the LA’s Governor Support helpline who can provide immediate advice and support||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Support and advice for dealing with complaints (nb if an SSIO is also required to support this will be charged at the SSIO daily rate)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Clerks’ Fact Sheets regularly updated||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NGA Chairs Handbook||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Governor recruitment support and resources||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Attendance at governor recruitment events as required||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|GovernorHub membership (worth £100, saving £300 if purchased direct - see overleaf)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Access to FAQs and resources on GovernorHub||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Termly Chairs Briefing Sessions||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Termly Training Link Governor Meetings||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Regular Governor Newsletters and e-bulletins||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Governing Body Model Agendas (one each term)||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Access to the Governor Support subscriber pages on the Schools’ Information Portal||Clerks page only||Gov Supp pages||Gov Supp pages||Gov Supp pages|
|Access to the Weekly Schools Circular||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Free places available on selected courses and conferences with discounted prices on courses from the Annual Training Programme for Governors and Clerks||Clerks Network Briefing Only||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Governing Body Training Record||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|New Governor Induction Training (two free places then subsidised including NGA Welcome to Governance handbook)||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Support for new clerks and new chairs available||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Governor Bespoke School Based Training
Available to all Schools and Academies. This is a two hour school based expert led training session on a theme tailored to the needs of your governing body or cluster of governors and/or clerks.
To discuss your Sold Service subscription or any extra Governor packages/services contact Jayne on 640364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access to the LA’s Governor Support helpline who can provide immediate advice and support.
School Improvement and Governor Support: Every School Good or Better
Contact us: 640364 | 640345