School Business Management

Governor Support

We offer a professional clerking service and a comprehensive package of governor support around all aspects of school governance, bringing together information, advice and guidance, specialist resources and training.

Governor Support Services

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The profile and the importance of the role of governors continue to grow, as do the responsibilities of the role.

All schools want to secure the best possible professional support for their governing bodies and governing body members.

One Education is committed to supporting you to meet the challenges of the changing roles in school governance and to supporting your governing body at every level. 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.

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School Governor Support - tailored to your needs

Governing body review

Ensure your Governing Body is responsive, accountable and Ofsted ready.

As the focus on governing bodies increases, and with Ofsted referring governing bodies for external review, One Education is offering 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 review to give the governing body assurance in key areas that it can use to support judgements on the governance of the school.

We will meet with your governing body, talk to key governors including the Chair and Chairs of Committees, review minutes and key school policies and data.

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.

Governing body reviews

MAT governance reviews

Clerking service

As the focus on school leadership and governance by the DfE 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.

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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 governance issues.

The Governing Body Meeting Termly Handbook is a practical guide to statutory and recommended agenda items which provides termly updates on policy issues as well as standard agenda structures for key meetings. Termly networking events for Chairs of Governors providing up to date information and a forum for discussion and problem solving for Chairs.

The resource area of our website provides customers with useful information, advice, guidance and forms to support the work of your governing body / board.

Download the One Governor brochure

Governor professional development

We have a dedicated group of experienced professionals with up-to-date knowledge to deliver courses of the highest quality on a range of issues to support good governance. Our content is 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.

Current popular topics for our bespoke training:

  • Governing Body Performance and development
  • Understanding school data
  • Preparing for Ofsted Inspections
  • How Governors can help maximise pupil progress
  • The Contribution of Governors to School Evaluation
  • Safeguarding and PREVENT
  • Asking the right questions - how to provide challenge
  • Pupil Premium
  • School finance
  • Academy governance
  • Becoming a Chair
  • School improvement
  • Curriculum
  • Governing body self-evaluation and development

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.

For more information, please fill out the form below and a member of our team will get back to you.