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:

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 ImprovementClerks HelplineBasicStandardGold
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
NGA membership22 No No 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
Training Certificates Yes 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.

More information on Governor Bespoke School Based Training.

To discuss your Sold Service subscription or any extra Governor packages/services contact Jayne on 640364 or email jayne.hadfield@derby.gov.uk.

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

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