We can offered bespoke and tailored training to full governing bodies, MATs, academies and school clusters.
All dated courses and training sessions, can also be tailored to meet the needs of your school/setting. See below for examples of some additional training that is available:
We offer a trusted and independent professional clerking service which will provide procedural advice on governors matters as appropriate, and support your governors to meet the requirements of the major changes that are occurring across education and governance.
We appoint clerks and provide them with a training programme which includes introduction training sessions, shadowing meetings with experienced clerks and engaging in the Clerk’s accreditation award. All clerks engage in 6 clerks training sessions a year as well as attending training provided for Governors.
Edsential’s School Governance Service is experienced in supporting schools with Complaints panels, Admissions Hearings, Exclusion Hearings and Disciplinary Hearings for both maintained and academy schools. We provide support to Governing Bodies for Headship and Deputy Headship appointments.
Governor Hub is an online service designed to help governing boards run efficiently. It is used by over 6,000 schools across the country. Governor Hub helps trustees, governors and clerks to communicate and store documents, membership details, meeting schedules and other information in one secure and accessible place.
Statutory guidance for governing bodies of maintained schools and local authorities in England, May 2017 states:
“Local authority governors are nominated by the local authority but appointed by the governing body. The local authority can nominate any person who is eligible to be a local authority governor, but it is for the governing body to decide whether their nominee has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school and meets any other eligibility criteria they have set. Local authorities should therefore make every effort to understand the governing body’s requirements and identify and nominate suitable candidates.
An individual eligible to be a staff governor at the school may not be appointed as a local authority governor”.
The guidance also states that “A key consideration in the appointment and election of all new governors should be the skills and experience the governing body needs to be effective. The skills they need are a matter for governing bodies to decide having regard to the Department’s Competency Framework for Governance”.
All Local Authority Governors in maintained schools need to be nominated by the Local Authority. The application form for Cheshire West and Chester can be downloaded by clicking the button below:
Once completed it can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org where it will be considered by the Local Authority panel. Applications can take up to twelve weeks to process so please ensure that the applications for renewals are submitted in plenty of time so that terms of office do not expire.