Governor Services

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Providing school Governing Boards with quality support to aid effective Governance

Our Governor Services Team hopes to enable each school Governing Board to strive for excellence through the provision of high quality and comprehensive information, support and development. We are a dedicated team whose mission is to enable each School Governing Board to strive for excellence through the provision of high quality and comprehensive information, support and development.

Whether you are a new Governor or one with considerable experience, we know how important your work is so we are on hand to support you in carrying out the three core functions of School Governance; Ensuring vision and Strategic Direction, Holding School Leaders to Account and Overseeing Financial Performance.

Our main service packages aim to support and develop Governors by providing the most up to date information and advice each term and depending on the package that you choose, we provide a Clerk to Governors who attends your meetings to take minutes.

To meet the statutory responsibilities of a School Governor, we aim to increase and expand your Governor knowledge and skills with our extensive training programme. This is continuously updated and targets both new and experienced Governors, Clerk to Governors,Chairs & Vice Chair of Governors as well as Link Governors.

Entrust Governor Services has two areas of support which are delivered to over 80% of Staffordshire Schools, this includes maintained, academy and MAT Governing Boards and the services are the Entrust Clerking Agency and the Entrust Governor Training and Development Programme.

The Entrust Clerking Agency focuses on providing effective and quality support to school Governing Boards, this includes the professional Clerking of full Governing Board and committee meetings by one of our many highly respected and experienced Clerk to Governors. Access to termly and relevant Governor documentation, invites to termly centre based briefings for Chairs and Clerks; as well as professional and personal support/guidance/advice via the Governor Services helpline and email inbox.

Entrust Clerking Agency Packages include:

- Gold Package

- Silver Package

- Bronze Package

- Clerking of Additional Meeting Packages

The Entrust Governor Training & Development Programme focuses on improving and developing Governor skills and knowledge no matter their level of experience, there are a range of courses available which are held across the County and delivered by one of our many experienced training associates; as well as the opportunity for all courses to be delivered at your school upon request. 

Entrust Governor Training & Development Programme includes:

- Centre based courses held across the Staffordshire district

- Bespoke tailored to your needs, delivered in your school

- External Review of Governance package

- Governor E-Learning package

- Governor Improvement Partner package




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Annual contracts and other packages


Ad-hoc support and other services