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Contact: Mike Gee, Head of Governance
Governance Services
  • Direct access to Head of Governor Services and Governance Support Officers for local governors, clerks and academy leaders on all matters related to local governing bodies
  • Support in identifying and appointing new local governors
  • External Reviews of Governance for local governing bodies, which are bespoked to the needs of individual academies, including those moving from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’
  • Creation of and support for local governance improvement plans
  • Annual health-check reviews of governance (being introduced during 2016-17)
Training and Support Packages for local governing bodies
  • Induction: roles and responsibilities of governors
  • Induction: support and challenge for governors
  • Understanding performance data: data dashboard and RAISE
  • Challenge for governors
  • Taking governance from good to outstanding
  • Effective governor visits
  • Finance for governors
  • Preparation for Ofsted for governors, including ‘mocksted’ style meetings with key governors
  • Health and Safety for governors
  • Comms Portal: introduction to the system - how the system supports governors in the collection of information and in challenging academy leaders
  • Legal background for governors in academies
  • Safeguarding for governors