Driving improvementProviding the right level of training for your governors
Professional advice and support
The School Governance service in Telford and Wrekin has an established reputation for providing quality support and guidance to schools and academies and their governing bodies. As part of the School Improvement Service, the School Governance team works closely with head teachers and governing bodies to ensure they meet their statutory duties and strengthen their leadership and management roles.
Our services include:
To ensure the service is as effective as possible we provide:
To ensure that governance is effective as possible we offer:
Support can also be provided in areas such as:
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Regular quality assured processes indicate very high levels of satisfaction with the quality of clerking service, governor training courses and termly briefings sessions for head teachers and chairs of governing bodies.
The evaluations captured at the end of the 2014-15 academic year of the school governance service overall were exceptionally positive as follows:
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"It is clear to us that it is an exception rather than the rule to have the level of Governance support that we receive in Telford.
The advice from the experienced team is invaluable to us. There is nothing worse than working in a school on something that you know others are working on in their own settings.
The governance team encourages the sharing of exemplary practice and thus allows Governing bodies some relief from the pain of reinventing the wheel! We don’t buy back into all services but Governance support is one that we would not hesitate in recommending to anyone!"
“We can’t speak too highly of the tremendous level of support Governors and staff received from The School Improvement Team at Telford. We were reassured that the team clearly knew their stuff: they gave practical advice and straight forward assistance which enabled us to move from a Requires Improvement School to a Good School with outstanding features at our latest Ofsted in October 2014. Given the rate of progress seen, we’d also say it was money well spent; cost effective with evident outcomes.”
"Our Governing Body have been on a journey over the last few years improving from inadequate in 2009 to consistently good from 2012 onwards. This is due, in no small part, to the guidance, training and advice from the School Governance Service. The training that we have taken part in is relevant and of a high quality with our Governors gaining knowledge and confidence in their roles and responsibility. I thoroughly recommend it!"