Helping schools to take Education Governance to the Next Level?
at education governance solutions
we work with you...
...to ensure you are not just compliant in terms of governance, but that you are also; fully resourced, demonstrating competence and effectively executing your duties as public servants.
Governance Consultant and Trainer
The Governors' Podcast
Open, honest and transparent discussions about Governance in the UK Education Sector. This podcast is hosted by school governors, for school governors - whether you are new, experienced or the future - sharing and providing insight into the realities of sitting around the table and leaning in.
Our products and services...
include supporting the growth and development of your governors, and your clerk, both now and into the future.
We specialise in strategic development, working top down not bottom up
Governance Code Compliance
This independent governance review is an assessment of the school’s compliance with the principles of the governance forum’s code demonstrating best practice across the education and third sectors plus internationally. A desktop review of key documents and a detailed check of compliance with the DfE’s Governance Handbook 2019 and a comprehensive action plan is then prepared.
eClerk is our online portal for the delivery of our web-based training programmes. Specifically designed and delivered by working Clerks for working Clerks, our programmes provide extensive learning and development for new, experienced and advanced Clerks needing to improve their confidence or competence in line with the Clerking Competency Framework and the Ofsted Framework. The National Association of School and College Clerks (NASCC) is our membership arm whereby Clerks are able to share best practice and have a supportive network to lean on.
National Black Governors Network
With almost 97% of school governors being White British, it is increasingly necessary for governing bodies to properly reflect the student bodies they serve - students cannot be what they cannot see, and role models of all backgrounds are needed urgently. If your school is looking for diversity of race, age or gender, and would like to specifically attract Black professionals, now or in the future, please get in touch today.
About Sharon Warmington
Being an expert in School Governance and holding a degree in Leadership for Change and Growth, Sharon is an experienced and highly motivated entrepreneur, public speaker, executive coach, strategic manager and international governance practitioner with focused and targeted goals for achievement.
Sharon served as a Parent Governor at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls for 7 years and as an Interim Executive Board (IEB) Vice Chair, she assisted in bringing a local primary school out of Special Measures in less than 12 months after being appointed by the Department of Education due to her expertise in governance. Now serving as a Co-opted Governor in a local primary school, a School Clerk in other schools and operating as a Licensed Assessor for Governance, Sharon puts Chair’s, Head’s and their Clerk’s through the bespoke Governance Assessment Process (GAP). She is the eternal student who believes that if you stop learning, you stop moving forward and as such, she received a Degree with Distinction, in Leadership for Change and Growth from world- renowned Aston University in July 2014. In May 2015, Sharon became an international mentor for the University of Cambridge and specifically works with the winners of the Queen’s Young Leaders International Programme.
What our clients say
Whether its a governance review or clerking services, Education Governance Solutions
is able to meet your needs, on time and in budget.
MAT TRUSEE AND LOCAL CHAIR OF GOVERNORS
“As we reach the end of term, I would like to put on record our thanks and appreciation for all the work you have done for us as Clerk. I can only echo the words of our Head and other Governors for your immaculate, good humoured and personable approach to “sorting us out” and guiding us at all times. I have enjoyed working with you and your support has been invaluable. You will be a hard act to replace/follow.”
“You have made such a difference to the governance at our school - thank you ! It’s a fantastic review process and I look forward very much to working with you in the future".
"Sharon Warmington is without doubt a consummate professional in everything that
she does. She values and invests in her intellectual development and growth, which
quite simply means, she is the best. Sharon brings added value to any situation in
which she is involved."