Why choose One Education for Governor Support
We offer a professional clerking service and a comprehensive package of governor support throughout the North West; around all aspects of school governance, bringing together information, advice and guidance, specialist resources, governing body reviews, and training.
The One Education Governor Clerking Service has provided the governing body of St Clare's with invaluable guidance and support for over six years. Hallmarks of the service are its reliability and attention to detail underpinned by up-to-date insight and professionalism.
The Clerking Service provided by One Education has provided support to Cheetham CE Community Academy and previously Cheetham CE Community primary school for many years. One Education have been invaluable helping us through our academy conversion and beyond. Knowing our Academy well, Frances and the team are extremely professional in providing us with up to date guidance and advice. It’s reassuring knowing they are always on hand if we need to speak to them.
One Education has provided excellent support clerking meetings over the past few years and have ensured that the Trust has managed all of the associated regulatory requirements as needed. They provide reliable advice & insight to support Directors in discharging their governance duties.
Governing Body Review
Ensure your Governing Body is responsive, accountable and Ofsted ready.
One Education can offer an opportunity to prepare and plan for success. We will support your governing body to undertake a critical review of your key responsibilities, identify potential areas for development and support the development of plans to meet these needs. This review provides a robust impartial advice to give the governing body assurance in key areas that it can use to support judgements on the governance of the school.
Working with you and your governing body, we will complete a skills analysis, undertake a self-evaluation and identify the key areas of development to become an outstanding governing body. We will then complete a report with recommendations to describe and support your pathway to becoming a high performing and stronger governing body.
This approach will ensure you are one step ahead and ready for your inspection.
As the focus on school leadership and governance by the Department of Education and Ofsted continues to increase, the value of a professional clerking service has been highlighted, particularly within inspections.
One Education provides a variety of high quality clerking services to meet your needs by delivering expert advice, guidance and administrative support on all matters of school governance.
Governor Advice and Guidance
We can offer everything school governors need in one place which includes the Chair’s telephone advice line offering access to an expert who can talk you through any governance issues.
The governing body meeting termly handbook is a practical guide to statutory and recommended agenda items. It also updates on policy issues as well as standard agenda structures for key meetings.
Termly networking events for Chairs of Governors provide up to date information and a forum for discussion and problem solving for Chairs.
Governor Professional Development
We have a dedicated team of experienced professionals who deliver high quality courses on a range of issues to support good governance. Our content is current, relevant and interesting, taking into account learning styles and audiences. We deliver termly new governor training courses and networks for Chairs as well as bespoke training delivered to your governing body to cover a topic of your choice.
Our training can include:
- Governors’ school visits
- Understanding your data
- School finance for governors
- How to challenge effectively
- Ofsted and the role of governors during an inspection
- Becoming outstanding governors
- How governors can help maximise pupil progress
- How governors can monitor and support behaviour for learning
- The contribution of governors to school evaluation
- Governors and Safeguarding
- Academy governance
- The Governance Competency Framework
- Strategic planning and challenge
- Self evaluation and review
Support for New Governors
Becoming a governor can be a daunting experience. Our advice and training will ensure you are fully prepared and supported, meeting your needs as a new governor. Our team will ensure you are confident and up to speed with your new role and statutory responsibilities. Support includes new governor training and a welcome to governance induction pack.
Nominate your Governor for a UK National Honour!
By offering Governor Support as one of our services for school and academies, we work closely with school governors, governing bodies and chairs of governors, supporting them at every level to meet the challenges of an ever-changing governance role.
Working in partnership with Martin Matthews, National Leader of Governance, we would like to bring to your attention the ‘New Year Honours List’ which aims to raise awareness of the work that the governors do for schools and to formally recognise their ongoing efforts and dedication.
How to apply?
- Complete this form to nominate someone who lives in the UK for a national honour.
Nominating someone has two parts: The citation written by the nominator, and any supporting letters written by people to confirm why you are nominating that person.
- Send the form and any enclosures to Honours and Appointments Secretariat (full address found on the nomination form).
Read our blog for useful dos and don’ts to support you in writing and submitting a strong nomination.