Support and resources for governors

We have a governor support team who can support schools to:

  • Fulfil the local authority's  statutory responsibilities with regard to school governance by ensuring all local authority maintained school governors have access to information required.
  • Support governors in a proactive manner which reduces the number of schools requiring an Ofsted grade of improvement or inadequate.
  • Organise events and activities such as workshops and conferences to enhance training, share best practice and provide networking opportunities with other governors.  

Resources for governors

Governor training

New courses will be accessed through the LGSS iLearn portal. In order to do so delegates will need to create an individual account that will allow them to take control of their own learning development.


Our model safeguarding policy has been developed from good practice examples and includes reference to safeguarding arrangements in Northamptonshire.

Local Offer

The Local Offer is a website that provides information about the support, services and provision that is available in Northamptonshire for children with special educational needs and disabilities. It is designed to be used by parents and professionals and provides a wealth of local information.  

At the recent Local Area inspection of how Northamptonshire has implemented the reforms to the Children and Families Act in relation to the SEND Code of Practice, the Local Offer was reported as:


The local offer is easily accessible to stakeholders. It is comprehensive, informative and straightforward to navigate, and has an active social media profile.

- Ofsted, May 2017

Governor support newsletter

The Governor support newsletter updates governors on current developments locally and nationally.


Reconstitution guides

Concerns and complaints

This guidance document includes a model policy for schools to consider and adopt and has been produced with advice from the Department of Education.

Supporting websites

There is a wealth of advice and information available for school governors on these two national websites:

Chair of governors

Chairs of governors have no special power to take decisions on behalf of governors unless there has been a resolution of the whole governing body to delegate a specific authority.

Are you a new chair of governors?

Please ensure that we have your details by contacting us via your clerk or on  

You can check that your governing body details are correct by visiting the schools directory, search for your school and click onto the governing body link. We only hold governing body details for local authority maintained schools.

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