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Supporting Schools, Headteachers and Governors to deliver excellent outcomes for children and young people


School and Governor Support is available, through Birmingham City Council, to maintained schools and academies for an annual subscription. It provides a range of services that support schools, academies and their governing boards to deal effectively with day-to-day leadership and management issues and create strong governance.


The service is for school leaders, school staff, governors, trustees and clerks. Subscribers have access to the following core elements of S&GS:   

  • advice on routine matters relating to the day-management and governance;
  • updated guidance on managing key roles and responsibilities, and
  • consultancy in more complex and challenging situations that require a tailored solution leading to a satisfactory outcome.  

Subscribers also have access, at no extra cost, to a number of S&GS events organised throughout the year. 

S&GS provides a range of additional services that are not covered by annual subscription. They include a comprehensive programme of governor training, as well as bespoke, personalised and specific consultancy on a wide range of topics. The additional services are aimed at meeting your unique requirements at any given time and can be tailored to individuals, schools/academies and even groups of schools working together. Please contact us at any time to explore your options.


S&GS is both proactive and responsive to the needs of its subscribers. It also works collaboratively with other BCC education services and partners to ensure that subscriber needs are met in a consistent and timely manner.


Schools and academies that subscribe to S&GS and purchase its additional services can expect the same high standards, level of expertise and empathy that has been valued by school leaders and governing boards over many years. However the team behind the service is also committed to further improvement, to gaining a better understanding of and adapting to the changes you face.


Your feedback is vital in helping us to achieve this – please do let us know what you think and how you believe the service can be improved. Contact us on 0121 303 2541 or at school.support@birmingham.gov.uk for school support matters, or alternatively on 0121 464 2216 or at governors@birmingham.gov.uk for governance-related issues.


Thank you for all that you do on behalf of our children and young people.