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What services do we offer?


Service options providing for a comprehensive clerking service comprising legal, procedural advice, administration and minuting meetings.

Chairs’ briefing

For those purchasing the full clerking service attendance at the termly Chairs briefing session.

Clerks’ briefing

For those governing boards purchasing the Clerking Service termly agenda, and employ their own clerks, an option to attend clerk’s briefing session.


Additional options to suit your needs to include clerking additional governing board meetings and development opportunities for independent clerks to governors.

Online information and guidance

For those purchasing the Clerking Service, access to Governor Service’s website pages on Shropshire Learning Gateway, providing a range of information guidance.

Online training, information and development

Online distance learning to help support and develop the work of your governing board, subscription to the National Governors Association, to Governor Electronic Learning (GEL) and cost effective ‘up-front’ booking for new governor training.

Training and development

A diverse and relevant range of opportunities are available to help governors effectively fulfil their roles and responsibilities and engage in key areas of school improvement and strategic management.  These include governor courses which can also be delivered in school, whole governing board school based training and reviews of governance.

Supporting your governance review

Governors do not need to wait for an Ofsted inspection recommendation to seek a review of governance.  Any school can arrange a review of governance at any time in order to improve the effectiveness of the work of the governing board.

For further enquiries about courses and training, please contact the CPD team on 01743 254570 or

Service Level Charges

An Annual Service Level Agreement explains the charges. Please contact us for details and if you are out of County, whether we can help provide support.

For training: For clerking:

Sarah Jones
Senior Administrator - Projects
Training & Development
Learning & Skills
Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

Tel: 01743 254458

Jeanette Beech and Kris Watkins
Acting Co-ordinators of Governor Services
Governor Services
Learning & Skills
Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

Tel: 01743 254361