Provision of Governor Services for Surrey Schools has moved to Schools Alliance for Excellence

with effect from August 1st 2021

Schools Alliance for Excellence is expanding the support it provides schools across Surrey.

We are pleased to announce that we are now providing Governor Services for maintained schools on behalf of Surrey County Council in addition to extending our own purchasable training and development services which are offered to all Surrey schools and academies.

While continuing to deliver our half-termly Governance Support webinars and Governance Bulletins, we are providing the following support to schools, Governors and clerks:

  • General ‘governance’ advice and guidance

  • Advice and guidance for the appointment of Parent, Staff and LA governors

  • Development and deployment of our Local Leaders of Governance network

  • A new termly welcome and induction for all new Surrey Governors

  • A programme of training and development opportunities

  • In addition, we are fulfilling Surrey’s statutory duties by maintaining up to date records of Governing Bodies in all maintained schools, including their constitution information and Instruments of Government.

We are delighted to have engaged Ruth Murton, of Leadershipwise Ltd, to provide technical support, training and consultancy services to enhance our Governance service, ably supported by Penny Garry and Katy Waters.

Please note that we communicate with Heads and Governors on a regular basis through our Governance service and professional learning updates.

If you would like to subscribe to our Bulletin please complete this simple online form.

For all enquiries or to contact our Governance team please email or phone 01483 749954.



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