In a constantly evolving educational landscape, where expectations on school governance has never been higher, we offer a comprehensive support service to school governing boards in all educational settings. We are able to support governors, associate members, trustees and Clerks to fulfill their duties effectively.

Governors and Trustees are being asked to tackle under-performance, challenge mediocrity, set the highest of expectations enabling every child and young person to have the best start in life through the provision of high quality education. Strong governance is a crucial part of a successful school. Governing bodies and Boards are being held to account by Ofsted and are being asked to demonstrate the impact of their work on increasing educational standards in their schools.

The service provides high quality governance training, development, advice, and a clerking service all of which can be tailored to meet individual school requirements.


A friendly dynamic team whose services will:-

  • Ensure Governors receive a high quality professional service, which is competitively priced and represents excellent value for money
  • Provide extensive knowledge and experience of school governance
  • Support governors to become more effective
  • Provide a bespoke package of support tailored to particular requirements

More detailed information in respect of professional development and training, clerking, advice and support is available the Governor services website.


Our service supports schools in the drive to ensure that leadership and management is of a good or outstanding standard.

We can provide up to date qualified professional advice and support to assist Governors and Trustees to carry out their role effectively.
This offer provides schools with either regular or specific professional time based support (on a 2-hour session, a half day or a full day) of dedicated expertise to advise and guide schools through major issues or where you need additional support or guidance.

This is crucial to the ambition for excellent outcomes for school children and will also help to achieve our target for all schools to be good or better in terms of Ofsted judgements.


  • This offer provides either one off or regular bespoke support to schools
  • Governance research and guidance on best practice
  • Additional administrative support outside of meetings
  • Out of hours additional advice and support – by prior request
  • Governor Helpline: for unlimited access to professional advice and support via both telephone and email for headteachers and Governors/Trustees


In conjunction with the Headteacher we offer a service to ensure your school is able to comply with statutory school policies
Attendance and guidance by a Clerk at agenda setting meetings upon request
Advice in respect of models of governance and checking any new Instruments of Government

  • Advice for headteachers and chairs of governors on preparation for and effective management of complaints.
  • Supporting and providing guidance to governor panels on complaints, disciplinary matters and exclusions.
  • Further governance support such as facilitation of Governing Body skills audits on request
  • Advice and support for preparation for external governance reviews, including facilitating reviews
  • Website governance compliance checks
  • Advisory support for governor record keeping
  • Other governance compliance considered by request.

Link to Governor services website – http://governors.haringey.gov.uk/

We strongly believe that a good Clerk can play an important part in ensuring that governing bodies perform at their most effective.

We deliver a high quality professional Clerking service to support the efficient and effective running of governing bodies and Trust Boards. Our Clerks receive regular training on current issues to ensure they can advise and support those responsible for school governance on their statutory duties and acting in accordance with due process.

Our dedicated Clerks will know your school and adhere to the school’s high expectations.


  • Our Clerks will have close contact with officers in Haringey Education Partnership thereby ensuring that they are informed of current advice in relation to Leadership, inspection and overall governance.
  • All of our Clerks attend half-termly briefings and access regular professional development to ensure that they provide up to date advice and guidance on all governance matters. Each Clerk will be offered a substantial and nationally recognised training programme with opportunities for formal accreditation.
  • The Clerk will actively support the administration of the governing body and will provide governors and trustees with advice and guidance on procedural and legislative matters.
  • Clerks will undertake administrative functions within an agreed timescale.
  • The clerking service is quality assured, for example we will scrutinise minutes to check for errors and issues requiring urgent attention
  • We operate a high quality pool of clerks to make provision when the assigned clerk cannot attend and when an alternative clerk is required for meetings or where it is recommended that the clerk is independent from the school.


  • Clerking of governing body and committee meetings and preparation and circulation of related papers
  • Option to purchase clerking for extra and extraordinary meetings of the governing body
  • Option to purchase clerking for further meetings as required, for example committee, disciplinary and exclusion meetings.


  • Maintain a formal record system for the affairs of the governing body/trust.
  • Follow up and advise on queries from the Chair on procedural and legislative matters.
  • Receive support, guidance and formal appraisal from the Governors Services team within Haringey Education Partnership.
  • Have access to on-line training and to courses catering for individual clerking needs.

Link to Governor services website – http://governors.haringey.gov.uk/


For additional and bespoke advice get in touch to discuss your requirements