Governance Services

SAfE Governance Services

SAfE provides statutory Governor Services for maintained schools on behalf of Surrey County Council in addition to a purchasable Governance SLA which is offered to all Surrey schools and academies. The Governance Team is available to assist all schools and Trusts; to provide expert governance support, advice, guidance and consultancy support to all.

Please see our Statutory School Governance Services and our Traded School Governance Offer pages for further details of our provision.

Don’t forget to sign up for our FREE termly Governors Webinar and Bulletin and, for Clerks, our Clerks’ Briefing webinar (through the Governance Events tab below)

The SAfE Governance Team

Our team members are Sarah-Jane Ashworth – Head of Governor Services, Penny Garry – Governance Advisor and Josie Loader – Governance Programme Support.  

To contact the governance team directly:

SAfE’s Bulletin for Governors

We share information with Governors on a regular basis through our SAfE Governors Bulletin.

Upcoming Termly Events

Clerks Briefing FREE
Governors Support Webinar FREE

Statutory School Governance Services

SAfE assumed responsibility for the LA’s statutory governance functions in September 2021 and is commissioned by Surrey County Council.

Traded School Governance Offer

SAfE is passionate about supporting schools and Trusts in Surrey and wider area; serving improvement across all phases from nursery to post-16, for maintained schools and academies.

Clerks’ Corner

SAfE supports Surrey maintained school clerks with a termly Clerks’ Network Briefing and provides expert advice and guidance on a range of topics.

National Governance Association

The NGA is the premier governance organisation in the country and offers a variety of membership packages which will support your governing bodies. SAfE can offer discounted membership options include Standard and GOLD membership together with a Learning Link package for your governor training needs.

Governor Hub and The Key

GovernorHub is a fantastic resource for all schools and their Governing bodies. This platform allows governors to communicate and support each other. As a local provider, SAfE can offer discounted membership options.

Local Leaders of Governance

The Local Leaders of Governance (LLG) programme has now been running since the summer of 2020 and provides strategic support and mentoring to Surrey schools.