Local Experience - Local Knowledge - Local Support
Advice and Guidance for Governing Boards

Our local experienced and skilled team understand the national expectations and the challenges faced by governors as volunteers, responding with time saving solutions whilst supporting and developing governors, clerks and governing boards in meeting the increasing demand for high-quality Leadership and Management.

COVID-19: Information for governing boards

Please see the latest information and guidance for governors and governing boards around the coronavirus. If you have any questions that wish to raise with us, please conatct us via email at: governors@eastussex.gov.uk


​► Documents and Resources

Membership to our annual support package entitles access to restricted documents and resources you and your governing board will find helpful and time saving. 

► Expectations on Governors

It is true that governors should work because of a belief in the value of education and not to please Ofsted or the Department for Education (DfE).

However, nationally the education sector and specifically governance has seen unprecedented levels of change in recent years and governing boards across the country must consider, now more than ever before, the impact this is having on individual governors, the clerk to the governing board and governance. 

► Advice and Guidance

The Governor and Clerking Service team take pride in providing essential and effective support for governors, clerks and the governing board in meeting the strong focus on expectation as set out in the above documents and also on how governors and governing boards will evidence during an Ofsted inspection, how they form part of the leadership and management of their school.

► The Key for School Governors







The Key for School Governors (KSG) Enjoy membership benefits to the Key for School Governors’ advisory website at Local Authority discounted rates not available when purchasing directly. KSG provides you with up-to-date, well researched, practical answers to questions on all aspects of general governance that empowers governors to quickly and easily develop their own knowledge by researching or posting questions.

Included for all schools that subscribe to Support, Information and Development (GS01)


School Website Checklist - Maintained Secondary Schools

- Checklist to review the schools website meet statutory requirements.

Romote meeting guidance - March 2020

ESGCS guidance around remote meetings for govering boards.