School governors

Merton and Sutton Governor Services

1) Advice and support service

The Governor Support Service provides accurate and timely advice and guidance to school governors, trustees, head teachers and clerks to governors of schools and academies to support them in their professional role and to ensure governors and trustees operate within the regulations and in line with best practice.

We provide the information you need, in a variety of ways, to make important and informed decisions which saves you valuable time and energy searching for information. We produce model agendas, a termly newsletter and briefings and good practice guides which are held on a secure website.

2) Training and development service 

It is strongly recommended that governing bodies ensure the availability of development and training for all governors and trustees. 

The Governor Support Service offers a comprehensive training and development programme to meet the needs of new and more experienced governors and to develop their knowledge and skills. The programme, delivered by a team of experts, includes sessions relating specifically to the role of governors (eg induction for new governors and trustees and Ofsted briefings) and other sessions that provide governors with information about developments across the field of education and new statutory regulations. You can find details of these courses at 

We also offer online training and work with the South West London School Effectiveness Partnership to offer joint conferences and events for governors and clerks

Access our password-protected governor support website for more information.

If you are interested in becoming a school governor in Sutton visit the Governors for Schools or contact us below.

Contact us

Merton and Sutton Governor Support Services
Children, Schools and Families
Merton Civic Centre
London Road

Tel: 020 8545 3307 / 3118 / 3923
Fax: 020 8545 3260