Isle of Wight Council

School Governors

General Information

Governor Services is presently offered by the Local Authority (LA) as a means of advice, support and information to Governors and their Clerks. The service continues to offer this in relation to governing body constitution and procedures, dealing with grievances, complaints and appeals, setting up federations and a range of other on-going governance issues that have arisen over the years.

The Service includes:

  • Termly briefings for clerks and development governors.
  • Regular information sent to clerks for dissemination to governing bodies.
  • Guidance & support on the recruitment and appointment of governors.
  • Email & telephone helpline providing advice and guidance on school governance issues.
  • Targeted information for governors with specific responsibilities.

 The Service also includes a training programme for governors and clerks:

  • Induction courses for newly appointed governors.
  • Induction for newly appointed clerks to governors.
  • Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment and Performance Management training.
  • Specialist training courses for various governor committees.
  • Training as required on specific issues such as finance, inspections and school improvement.
  • Regular reviews of training through liaison with clerks and development governors.