This consultation has now closed.
Why have a consultation on Governor Services?
Schools' Choice provides Governor Services to schools in Suffolk.
Without support from Suffolk County Council, this service is currently running at a considerable deficit.
In 2015/16 there was an overall loss of £130,000 on an income of £460,000.
This situation is untenable and requires alterations if the service is to continue. Therefore we need to the views of all Headteachers and Chairs of Governors to determine a way forward.
What are the proposed options?
We've compiled the following 3 options available to schools:
Cost of Clerk per annum
Clerking Support Service per annum
Subscription Service per annum
|Direct and indirect employment cost of clerk||Cost of your school ensuring the clerk has access to professional advice and support||Cost of your school ensuring the governors can obtain updates, help and guidance|
|Employment cost of clerk||£500||£347 or £500|
Find out more about each option below by clicking the title to expand the section:
Option 1: Clerking service continues, cost to schools increases
Option 2: Clerking service is stopped, no alternative services offered
Option 3: Clerking service is stopped, alternative services introduced
Give your views
You can give feedback on the options above by completing this online survey.
Please ensure that you have given feedback before the closing date of Tuesday 24 May 2016.
All Headteachers and Chair of Governors will be written to in June, with the results of the consultation.
Find out more
For further information you can contact Julia Dolan, General Manager for Schools' Choice:
- phone: 07717 513520
- email: email@example.com