With the greater freedoms and sharper accountability around school governance for maintained schools and schools funded as academies many schools are reviewing their governance to ensure that the valuable time of volunteer governors and school staff is appropriately focussed.

I have worked with a number of single schools and multi academy trusts to review their structures for governance, work plans, levels of delegation, reporting and clerking arrangements.  Feedback from both governors and staff has been very positive with appreciation of the approach taken.

Consideration is given as to how work and meetings can be scheduled so that the focus can be on the strategic direction for the school(s), quality of teaching and learning and ensuring that statutory responsibilities are met.  

Training is also available for Clerks to Governors through courses run by ASCL or RTA.  Alternatively I can bring the training to a venue of your choice.

Pricing will depend on the support required but is based around charges of £450 per day or £295 for a half day for attendance at the school with desk based work at £60 per hour.  Exact charges and any travel costs are discussed and agreed with you in advance.

'You have saved me as Chair and our governors hours of time - thank you so much' - Chair of Governors

'The fog has lifted' - Chair of Multi Academy Trust

'I wish we had engaged you months ago - it all makes sense now' - Headteacher of Multi Academy Trust

'My governors are delighted with the changes I have made based on your training' - Clerk to Governors

'Thank you for your support.  The Governors greatly appreciated your advice and counsel over this difficult and sensitive matter' - Headteacher, Primary School