Working with organisations to bring tools for school governors

We’re proud to work with a number of organisations that better prepare school governors for their role, and offer training and guidance in the field of education.

Our collaborative partners offer Governors for Schools volunteers and schools exclusive discounts where services are paid.

GovernorHub Knowledge

GovernorHub Knowledge is an online resource and knowledge bank for school leaders and school governors, providing clear, comprehensive help and resources. The GovernorHub Knowledge service, formerly known as The Key for School Governors, has supported Governors for Schools since 2012, and throughout this time, thousands of new school governors have benefitted from their resources.

All our newly placed school governors receive 12 months’ free access to GovernorHub Knowledge to support them in their new role.


GovernorHub is a website designed by, and for, school governors and trustees, that provides you with a central place to manage the work of your board.

With GovernorHub, you can:

  • Save your clerk time and effort.
  • Keep track of all of your meetings and papers.
  • Make sure everyone knows what is happening and when.
  • Provide an instant body of evidence for when you need it most.
TAP (Thank and Praise)

TAP is a free-to-use social thanking platform which enables parents and guardians to show their appreciation to school staff, enhancing their wellbeing.

Only positive messages are shared and there are no costs to schools.

TAP enables parents and guardians (and school staff) to:

  • Firstly, thank school staff privately via a GDPR-compliant messaging platform.
  • Secondly, praise schools publicly via a bespoke Digital Thanking Wall.
  • Finally, raise funds for schools via a match funded donation platform.
Better Governor

Better Governor has supported our webinar programme since 2018, with governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn hosting regular sessions on a variety of key topics.

The service combines real-life experience of governance and clerking in maintained schools and academy trusts with insight into education policy, legislation and practice relevant to governance.

Governors Cymru Services

Governors Cymru is a unique, independent support service in Wales that provides a range of services for school governors.

This service offers:

  • Firstly, a subscription-based package which includes access to a wealth of information on the roles and responsibilities of school governors, to keep you up to date and compliant, as well as saving you time and providing excellent value.
  • Additionally, this includes a support line, a user-friendly website, high quality online guidance, advice, and resource information, e-bulletins and briefing sessions, and much more. Additional services are also available.

Learn more about Governors Cymru

Schools Advisory Service

Schools Advisory Service is a DfE-recommended supplier of staff absence protection and has served the education sector for over 25 years. The organisation’s tailored staff absence insurance policies can meet the individual requirements of schools, academies, federations, and multi-academy trusts via flexible cover.

As well as ensuring schools are financially supported when absences occur, SAS takes an active approach to preventing and reducing staff absences through an extensive Health and Wellbeing Service. SAS also offers a range of Pupil Wellbeing Services designed to comply with the Ofsted assessment framework.