Governor Support

Governor Training

Together for Children provides a comprehensive governor support, advice and continuing professional development service for schools and academies. This includes:

Governor Clerking Service

Our Governor Support to Schools Service provides a comprehensive support service for governors.

The service is offered to governing boards, governing board committees, academy trusts and multi-academy trusts. We can advise on governing board constitution, schools and academies’ governance procedures, headteacher / principal salary range, governance collaboration and related aspects of education law.

For more information, contact Zena.Wilkinson@togetherforchildren.org.uk.

To find out more download our Governor Support to Schools document below.

Governor Training & Development

To view our Governor Training programme, please click here.

For more information, contact julie.harrison@togetherforchildren.org.uk.

Our Governor training venue is
Bunnyhill Centre, Hylton Lane, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR5 4BW however we also hold virtual training via Microsoft Teams.

Apply to be a school governor
If you wish to apply to be a school governor click here to fill out our online application

Quick links
Sunderland Governors' Association
Modern Governor Online Training
Governance Handbook and Competency Framework

Downloads

In Education & Schools

  • Support to identify children missing from education.
  • Together for Children is here to support you and your organisation to develop a highly skilled and professional teaching workforce.
  • We provide advice and practical support to all schools and their practitioners in Sunderland, to deliver improved outcomes for children and their families with English as an additional language.
  • Information and support around exclusions.
  • Together for Children provides a comprehensive governor support, advice and continuing professional development service for schools and academies.
  • We provide HR support and advice to schools, academies and multi academy trusts.
  • When a child has been experiencing difficulties at school, particularly of a behavioural nature, head teachers may suggest that a parent considers a managed move for their child.
  • Together for Children works with Sunderland Music Hub and the city's schools, teachers, practitioners, young people and organisations to ensure all young people can access a high quality music education.
  • Governors have a vital role to play as the link between schools and the local community.
  • The Vulnerable Pupils Panel (VPP) was developed to consider referrals to Together for Children's locally commissioned alternative educational provisions.