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Durham County Council

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School governors


We offer a wide range of support to schools and academies in County Durham and across the region.

We can help schools prepare for Ofsted and provide robust evidence of strong leadership and management.

What we can offer your school

The support we offer is mainly provided using service level agreements:

  • Advice and clerking
  • Support to Chair of Governors
  • Governor development and training

Self-review of governance in a school setting is essential to make sure existing arrangements stay secure, there are no skill gaps and they provide a strategic framework that supports effective improvement planning.

Our Governance Monitoring Support and Review Team can help by providing a bespoke package and also provide the following:

What people say about us

"We really do value our Clerk. They are always very professional and we rely heavily on their up-to-date knowledge. The service provided is good value." - source: Annual Quality Questionnaire, Spring 2016.

More information

Meet the School and Governor Support Service team (PDF, 195kb).

You can find out more about why we have governing bodies (PDF, 69kb) and how to become a school governor (PDF, 63kb)

You can read more about the training courses available in our School governor training directory 2016/17 (PDF, 664kb)

The Durham County Association of Governors (PDF, 99kb) (DCAG) is an information and support network for school governors. All governors can attend their regular meetings where they can raise any matters on behalf of their schools/governing bodies.