Ad-hoc support and other services
Governor Services provides the following packages which can be purchased on an ad-hoc basis. If you would like to purchase any of these packages please go to GCCPlus.
Headteacher’s Performance Management and Appraisal
Under the Education (School Teachers’ Appraisal) (England) Regulations 2012, governing boards have a statutory duty to appoint an external adviser for advice and support on the headteacher’s appraisal. Officers from the LA’s Education, Outcomes and Intervention team are available to act as this external adviser. The External Adviser provides impartial, professional support for the process of headteacher appraisal, attends the meeting during which governors review progress to the previous year’s objectives and agree new objectives for the coming year, and can prepare the written appraisal report. This service can be purchased as a traded service from GCC+ (www.businesssupportservices.org), or can be completed as one of your visits if your school subscribes to the GLOSSI level 1 package.
Governor training for those governors involved in the headteacher’s performance management and appraisal is recommended for all governors but especially those on the panel. Forthcoming dates are: 29 September (9.30-11.00 am), 19 October (7.00-8.30 pm) and 8 February (7.00-8.30 pm). The training will be delivered online and can be booked here : www.businesssupportservices.org
Governor Reviewers are available to undertake reviews of governing boards in order to evaluate the effectiveness of a school’s governance. Specifically, the review will consider :
- Governors contribution to the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
- The effectiveness by which governors hold their headteacher to account
- Governors contribution to the effective use of school finances
- The effectiveness of governors’ working practices
- The impact of the governing board
Review activities will include completion of a questionnaire by governors, a review of governor paperwork and an evidence gathering meeting with headteacher and representatives from the governing board. Following which, a report will be written.
Click here to purchase a Governance Review.
Support for Headteacher & Deputy Headteacher Recruitment
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