This stand alone service provides year round advice and guidance on all matters relating to the role of governing bodies by staff who have a wealth of experience in supporting school governors. The Governing Body Advice and Information Service supports the Governing Body Clerking Service.
"Governor Services have worked tirelessly to support our School manage a number of challenging issues in recent years. The advice, guidance and help provided has enabled me to have all the information to hand and confidently manage the situations in line with procedures. Our numerous queries were answered in a professional and timely manner and I would have no hesitation in recommending them.” - Chair, Primary School in Nottinghamshire.
The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013, provision 6 (3) states that the governing body must appoint a clerk with a view to ensuring their efficient functioning and must have regard to advice from the clerk. Governor Services provide a professional clerking service delivered by clerks who have undertaken extensive training and are kept up to date on new legislation and policy matters relating to and supporting the work of Governing Bodies. Clerks are supported by an efficient, knowledgeable management and business support team.
The Governing Body Advice and Information Service supports effective clerking and we would recommend the purchase of this service described above to complement the Clerking Service.
* Governor Services are also able to support the use of “Trust Governor” should governing bodies choose to utilise this system instead of GovernorHub.
“NCC Governor Services have worked with us to ensure we have a seamless clerking service. I am delighted that they can support us in providing high quality and effective clerks who are confident working in both maintained schools and academies. Governance is an intergral part of compliance in a Multi Academy Trust and the clerks provided have ensured our local governors fulfil their statutory duties, assured that they are receiving the appropriate guidance. The Team discussed with us how the provision could fit with our needs and I am very satisfied with the quality of service they provide.” - Catherine Cox, Equals Trust Administrative and Governance Manager.
Complaints Management Support Service – Governor Services offer packages to support governors in responding to different stages of complaints including the initial investigation and the convening and clerking of the complaints panel.
“As a new Chair who had to pick up a complaints procedure in my first week in the role, the support advice and guidance provided was invaluable in allowing us to properly deal with the issue in line with all appropriate protocols and procedures. Further, the sensitivity and common sense which was bought to the proceedings allowed us to reach a resolution amicably accepted by all parties. We would definitely recommend the service.” Mark Gay, Chair of Governors, Westdale Infant School.
External review of governance – Governor Services offer two levels of support for governing bodies who require an external review of governance arrangements.
An action plan can be produced at an additional charge for either review process.
Website Compliance – An experienced member of the governor services team will review your school website for compliance and provide a report with recommendations.
All packages can be purchased individually and provide highly efficient, professionally trained staff to support your governing body.
Sarah Sayer - Team Manager
0115 977 3231 / 07824 354973
Carol Brierley - Senior Professional Practitioner
0115 804 4623