Somerset County Council

Somerset Governor Services


Somerset Governor Services, based at County Hall in Taunton, offers advice and development opportunities to governors and clerks in Somerset schools. Our aim is to enhance leadership and management in schools to support the raising of educational achievement and improve the life chances for all young people in the county.

To meet the needs of governing bodies, we work openly with a variety of other organisations including the Diocese of Bath and Wells and the Diocese of Clifton. We regularly review our practice to maintain a high quality of service and support.

You can find out more about becoming a school governor by visiting our Somerset Governor Services website.

Please visit the Somerset Governor Services website to learn more about:

  • school governors 
  • becoming a governor 
  • what a governor does
  • why schools have governing bodies 
  • membership of governing bodies 
  • what governing bodies do
  • how governing bodies go about their work 
  • support for governors
  • DBS checks for governors
  • situations that prevent an individual from becoming a governor 


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