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The Governor Support Service is a knowledgeable, experienced team providing quality services to develop the effectiveness of governance in schools and academies

Welcome to the governor support service!

Effective governance provides strategic direction and control to schools, academies and Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs). It creates robust accountability, oversight and assurance for their educational and financial performance and is ambitious for all children and young people to achieve the very best outcomes.

Governor Briefing December 2017

This year we are having a series of briefings on how we, as governors, can 'Advantage the Disadvantaged' pupils in our city. This is a national issue but also something that we as a city particularly need to address.

The first of our sessions 'Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils - Raising Aspiration' was held on 12 December and the power points are available below.

There are two more sessions planned for 2018 and places for these can be booked via Leeds for Learning.
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Leeds GSS Survey 2017

Results from the July 2017 survey (login required)
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Advice and guidance documents for governors

A wide range of guidance documents, including policies, toolkits, planners and general support, to support governors in their role.
Available to governors from schools that buy into our SLA (you must be logged in)
If you need help logging in please email: education.governors@Leeds.gov.uk or call 0113 3785213
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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding is one of the core responsibilities of anyone involved with children.
A wide range of documents and links can be found here.
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Department for Education

One of a Governing Board's key responsibilities is ensuring that policies meet statutory requirements. The Department for Education regularly updates its statutory policies and guidance and these can be easily searched for on their website.
When reviewing any policies governors should always check the DfE website for statutory guidance/ policies.
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Governor access to the Leeds Education Hub

The Leeds Education Hub is used by a wide range of departments within LCC to upload their guidance documents for schools, including their model policies.
Governors may request direct access to the Leeds Education Hub. Please download thsie
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