Governance Services

With up to 250,000 people in post at any one time, school governors are the largest body of volunteers in this country. As volunteers, and with an ever-changing national context, it is sometimes difficult to keep up to date with everything you need to know.

Our experienced team of governance professionals is available to provide specialist advice and guidance to support your governing body. We provide both in-school support and readily available advice and guidance service to enable your governing body to carry out its duties effectively.

Gain access to our wealth of governance expertise

Our team will provide your governing body with updates on national guidance, compliance support, assistance with governor recruitment and advice on technical procedures; from complaints to student exclusions. We understand the challenges of school governance and the wider educational context and are available to support your governors in delivering their duties effectively. Our experienced team of governance professionals are available to provide specialist support, advice and guidance to support your Governing Board.


Governance advice line

Our advice line is open from 09:00-17:00 every day. Speak to one of our governance experts for advice, guidance, tips and tools for your governing body.


Termly governance newsletter

Our newsletter provides your governors with information on recent news and developments, ideas, and compliance reminders.


Access to our governance portal

The governance portal is a members’ only area where your governors can download guidance documents, policy templates, toolkits, handbooks and more.


Governance eBooks

Our e-learning books for governors and chairs of governors provide a handy, easy-to-access app for governors and chairs to use for reference on the key information they need for their roles.


Support with recruitment

We will provide you with a place to advertise your governor vacancies and provide you with ongoing advice and support with matching appropriately skilled volunteers to your available governor roles.


Compliance support

Two policy reviews are included with your school’s governance subscription. Further policy compliance support can be provided via our bespoke compliance service.

Governing body meeting schedule

Professional clerking

We can provide a professional and knowledgeable clerk to your governing body. Our clerks have a wealth of knowledge about governance, access to the latest developments in educational legislation and a wealth of templates and resources to support your governing body.

With the transformation of school governance that has taken place over the past few years, having a professional and knowledgeable clerk for your governing body is more important than ever. Our team of professional and well-trained clerks are available to provide a full clerking service to your governing body.

We have clerks specialising in both the academy and maintained sectors. We also have clerks with specialist knowledge of company secretarial duties, student exclusions, admissions appeals, complaints, disciplinary hearings, academy conversions, and more.

Please get in touch for a quote that is bespoke for the needs of your governing body.

Catalyst Risk


Our experts will help you navigate, understand and manage risk, compliance and assurance in your school or trust. We have all the training, guidance and policy advice you will ever need, all backed up by our experts’ deep understanding and experience. Allowing you to focus elsewhere.

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Governance Services