Governor Support Service


The Governor Support Team have been supporting governing bodies in Gateshead and beyond to enable them to fulfil their statutory duties and functions with confidence for a number of years. Our team of qualified Clerks work closely to provide a tailored service to suit your specific needs.

Service features

  • A high quality full clerking service
  • Information sharing through a range of mechanisms, including: briefings, guidance and local authority reports.
  • Provision of an annual programme of Governor training, led by a range of experienced trainers
  • Support on Self-Evaluation, annual planning, advice on governance requirements and best practice.

Benefits of using our service

  • Comprehensive advice and support for all governors, to ensure you are compliant with the statutory governance requirements and legislation.
  • A dedicated Clerk will provide support on agenda planning, membership and new governor recruitment
  • You will receive guidance on annual planning to develop and improve your Governing Body and contribute to school improvement

Key Account Manager

Senior Governor Support Officer

0191 433 8626



“The Team are always most helpful and proactive and continue to provide invaluable support to the School, its Governing Body and to me as Chair. A dedicated and professional team who steer us expertly and I could not ask for a better service”

Ian Bowater

Chair of Governors, Birtley East Primary School

CPD Opportunities

Governor Support Team

Senior Governor Support Officer

0191 433 8626

Leone Buchanan

Governor Support Officer

0191 433 8534 | mobile 07775 227 368


Governor Support Clerk

0191 433 8617 | mobile 07919 298 555


Debbie Todd

Governor Support Officer

0191 433 8627 | mobile: 07919 298 556

Sharon Potts

Governor Support Clerk

0191 433 8624 | mobile: 07885 269 374

Gabrielle Mains

Governor Support Clerk

(Seconded to cover Joanna McCoy’s maternity)
0191 433 8629 | mobile 07860 180 753


Carole Todhunter

Governor Support Clerk

0191 433 8625

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