Local Experience - Local Knowledge - Local Support
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. 

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► Strategic Leadership

Culture, values and ethos – resources 

Decision making

Culture, values and ethos – resources 

► Accountability

Governor school visits

External accountability

Safeguarding Governor Information and updates

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► People

Governor recruitment

Governor induction

Clerk recruitment and induction

Governor retention and succession planning

► Structure

School governor types and appointment - LA Maintained

► Compliance

Statutory Information on a School Website


School policies 

► Evaluation

Managing and developing governing board effectiveness

► Clerk to governors support

► Latest Newsletters


School Website Checklist - Maintained Primary School

Use the attached checklist to audit your school website to check that it is compliant with the Schools Information Act

Associate Member - a guide

ESGS guide for associate members.

Two Committee Structure Guidance

Guidance for a two committee structure.

Leadership and Continuity Planning

Leadership and continuity planning guidance

Governor Visit Templates

- Governors should submit a report to the head teacher and any staff involved in the visit and then circulate an agreed report to the appropriate committee/governing body meeting.

Example Governor School Visit Policy

Governor visits policy that may be useful.

DSL Report to Governing Board

- A model template for the DSL to report to the Governing Board.

Prevent Risk Assessment Guidance 2018

- Updated Prevent Risk Assessment guidance for schools

Model Governor Induction Pack

- Governor Induction pack to personalise for your school.

Staff Governor Election Guidance

- Guidance and templates on the election of staff governors.

School Website Checklist - Primary Academies

- Use this checklist to ensure your primary academy's website is compliant with regulations.

Website Checklist - Secondary Academies

- Website checklist to check the website's compliance with the Schools Information Act.

Governors Attendance Template

- Template to record governor's attendance at meetings.

Governing Board Register of Interest

- Use this form to record the business interests of the Governing Board.

Complaints Toolkit

- Complaints Toolkit including template forms and letters.

Policy Review Template - Maintained schools

- Use the attached spreadsheet to record the policies in school and their review date.

Review Policy Cycle - Academies

- Policy review template for academies.