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Governors' Services

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Specialist advice, support, information and training for governing bodies, governors and their clerks.

With over 28 years of serving governors, Lewisham Governors’ Services Team provides a comprehensive support service to school governing bodies in all types of educational settings.  We are able to support governing bodies, governors, associate members and clerks to fulfil their duties effectively by offering a professional clerking service, a comprehensive central governor training programme, a termly clerks’ briefing and training session, comprehensive information and guidance and bespoke support and development upon request.

All Lewisham Council-maintained schools benefit from:

  • On-line booking of Governor CPD courses at http://schoolsservices.lewisham.gov.uk/Training
  • Advice to queries by telephone or email
  • Nomination of local authority governors
  • Supporting schools in recruiting and appointing governors
  • Making of your Instrument of Government
  • Attendance for up to 2 members of the governing body to 3 termly briefing for chairs
  • Assistance for federations, collaborations and setting up temporary governing bodies
  • Assistance in developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Assistance in setting up an Interim Executive Board (IEB)               

In addition to the above services, schools are able to purchase the following additional support:

  • Professional paperless clerking service
  • Central governor training programme for schools with Lewisham Clerks
  • Support and training service for schools with independent clerks
  • Modern governor e-learning discounted subscription
  • Discounted subscription to The Key for School Governors

Governors can thus become more confident in carrying out their roles and responsibilities effectively and are equipped to raise achievement and progress through monitoring, challenging and evaluating the performance of the school.

     

Annual SLAs

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Professional Clerking Service

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Central Governor Training Service

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Support and Training Service for Schools with Independent Clerks

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Ad hoc Support and Services

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E Learning : Access to Modern Governor Service

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10% Discounted Subscription to The Key for School Governors

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Clerking of Additional Governing Body or Committee Meetings

Where a governing body requires the services of a clerk for additional governing body or committee meetings in addition to those already purchased as part of their SLA package at the start of the year these can be requested and charges will be made in arrears.
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Clerking of Ad-Hoc Meetings

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Terms

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Annual contracts and other packages

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Ad-hoc support and other services

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