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Offers advice, support and training to those volunteering and working in education governance

IntroductionWhat we do


Education Governance Services offer advice, support and development opportunities to volunteers and governance professionals involved in the governance boards of schools and academy trusts. Through the services we provide for clerks, governors and trustees, we support the delivery of educational excellence to all children and young people. We work with all Somerset maintained schools. Our services can also be purchased by academy schools, trusts and schools from outside the county.

What we do

Please visit the Support Services for Education website to learn more about the services we provide, including:

  • telephone and email advice for governance boards
  • web-based resources to support effective governance within educational settings
  • briefings for clerks and chairs, and newsletters for governors and trustees
  • our training and development programme for governors, trustees and clerks
  • bespoke training courses
  • reviews of governance board effectiveness
  • partner discounts
  • support in recruiting governors and trustees.

We also support governance boards in recruiting governors and trustees. Schools are always looking for people who are able to make a difference to the education of our children through these key leadership roles.

If you are keen to make a difference and want to find out more about becoming a school governor, please read our governance recruitment information page and email us at

Last reviewed: November 29, 2023 by Qi

Next review due: May 29, 2024

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