Governance Service

What the service offers

The Governance Service provides a comprehensive package of support to School Governors, Chairs and Headteachers as part of its support package for Governing Bodies. 

Clerks are also encouraged to use this service as a first point of contact when seeking help or advice on any aspects of their role.

One of the main components of the service is the Clerking Service which undertakes the following duties:

  • Governor recruitment

  • compilation, typing and circulation of agendas

  • maintenance of the schedule of meetings

  • provision of a Clerk for at least one Governing Body meeting per term in line with the traded service package

  • production of Minutes

  • dealing with Council Directorates on behalf of School Governors

  • providing advice

  • Governor training

At Your Service leaflet

Details of the service provided by the Governance Service and contact information is available to download from the Downloads and Resources Section.

Charging basis for 2018/2019

The service charge, based on pupil numbers, is as follows:


Less than 600 pupils

More than 600 pupils

1 £2040 £2470
2 £2230 £2715
3 £2525 £3015
4 £3135 £3625

Bespoke package - to be agreed on an individual basis (please discuss with a member of the Governance Service)

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Comments and complaints

Staff in the Governance Service are committed to providing a high quality service.  However, there are times when things may not go as planned and if this happens the Service would like the opportunity to apologise and put things right.

If you ever wish to make a comment or are dissatisfied with the service you receive, please let a member of the Governance Service know. You can contact them by phone, in writing or by e-mail. You will normally receive a full response within ten working days.

In the unlikely event that you find it necessary to complain, the Governance Service will do the following:

  • Send you a letter or e-mail to confirm it has been received, and the Service is dealing with your complaint.

  • Investigate the complaint and put things right where necessary.

  • Settle your complaint and send you a full response within five working days where possible.

  • Tell you how you can have your complaint investigated further if you are not satisfied.


General Enquiries:  01302 737111/737193    Fax: 01302 737342

Wendy Heath, Governance Manager : 01302 737279

Gary Price, Business Support Officer : 01302 737193

Susan French, Business Support Officer : 01302 737111

Tracy Johnson, Business Support Officer : 01302 737194

Catherine Lyth, Business Support Officer :  01302 737192

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Last updated: 19 June 2019 07:54:18