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Governance in Schools: Your Trusted Partner

Our Array of Governance Services for Schools

At London Governance, we offer a comprehensive range of services to address the needs of governance in schools. By intimately understanding the role of governance and its responsibilities, we can effectively support and guide your governing body. Our services include:

  • Exclusions

  • Complaints

  • Grievances

  • Investigations

  • Independent review panels

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Demystifying the Role of Governance in Schools

Governance in schools is key for overseeing the strategic direction, financial stability, and key decisions of an educational institution. The role it plays extends to staffing, student welfare, and curriculum planning. By understanding the structure and function of a governing body, governance collaborates effectively and makes informed decisions that help shape the institution's future success.


To ensure that our support is tailored to the unique requirements of your school, we delve into the complexities and nuances that define the role of governance in schools. The role of governance typically involves the following:

  • Fulfilling the 'three core functions' of governance

  • Collaborating with other members of the governing body and forming committees

  • Supervising the school's financial health

  • Ensuring that the school complies with statutory regulations

  • Setting appropriate policies to support students and staff

By breaking down the responsibility of governance, we can provide targeted assistance to enhance your school's governance capabilities, driving sustainability and positive outcomes.


Effective Collaboration within School Boards

Efficient communication between school boards and governance is vital for successful governance. We provide expertise on how members of governing bodies can engage in productive discussions and collaborate across different boards. From sharing best practices to providing useful resources, our guidance helps governance and school boards work as a cohesive unit. 

A robust governing body is crucial for the success of a school. We help governors understand the importance of each team member's role and how their cohesive effort will ensure that their school thrives. Key elements of a strong governing body include:

  • Clear roles and responsibilities

  • Effective communication

  • Regular evaluations and self-reflection

  • A commitment to continuing professional development

  • Staying up-to-date with relevant changes in legislation and policy

  • Collaborating closely with the school's management team


With our guidance, your governing body can work cohesively and efficiently to support your school's vision, ethos, and strategic direction.

Supporting Governors in the Management of Complaints, Grievances, and Investigations

Occasionally, governance in schools faces managing complex issues such as complaints, grievances, and investigations. We provide expert guidance on navigating these processes, ensuring that your governing body acts in accordance with relevant legislation and maintains the highest standards of governance. Our advice encompasses:

  • Handling student, staff, and parent complaints

  • Addressing grievances from school employees

  • Conducting unbiased investigations

  • Managing the exclusion process

  • Overseeing independent review panels

By partnering with London Governance, you gain access to our wealth of expertise in supporting governance in schools. Our services are designed to empower governing bodies as they navigate the challenges facing educational institutions. Through our professional guidance, you can make informed decisions, enhance your capabilities, and create a powerful impact on your school's development and future success. Experience the benefits of expert governance support and reach out to our exceptional team today.

  • What is governors training?
    Governors training is a program designed to equip school governors with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively perform their roles and responsibilities.
  • Why is governors training important?
    Governors training is crucial as it ensures that school governors are well-equipped to make informed decisions that benefit the school and its students.
  • What topics are covered in your governors training?
    Our governors training covers a wide range of topics including exclusion, complaint, grievance, investigations, and appeal panels.
  • Who should attend governors training?
    Governors training is ideal for both new and experienced school governors who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • How often should governors undergo training?
    It's recommended that governors undergo training at least once a year to stay updated with the latest practices and regulations.
  • Do you provide online governors training?
    Yes, we provide both in-person and online governors training to cater to your needs.
  • How long does the governors training last?
    The duration of our governors training varies depending on the specific program. Please contact us for more details.
  • What is the cost of your governors training?
    The cost of our governors training depends on the specific program. Please contact us for a quote.
  • Do you provide certificates upon completion of the governors training?
    Yes, we provide certificates upon successful completion of our governors training.
  • How can I register for your governors training?
    You can register for our governors training by contacting us through our website or via phone.
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