Do you have special skills to offer and want to join the SGA Executive? Or would you like to find out more about our organisation and its aims? Please contact us, and we'll be more than happy to send you any information you need:

Surrey Governance Association
c/o 19 Yewens, Chiddingfold, Surrey GU8 4SD
Tel: 07887 925081

Surrey County Council
Tel: 0345 600 9009
Children’s Single Point of Access.
Tel: 0300 470 9100 or 01483 517898 (out of hours hosted by the emergency duty team)

National Governance Association
Tel: 0121 237 3780

Department for Education
Tel: 0370 000 2288
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Contact via website

Better Governor
Contact via website

St John the Baptist School, Elmbridge Road, Woking, GU22 9AL
Tel: 01483 749954

Diocese of Guildford
reception: 01483 790 300

Tel: 0300 123 1231

General enquiries
For general enquiries contact head office:
Babcock London HQ
Babcock International, 33 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1QX
Tel: 020 7355 5300
24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, SM5 2JG
Tel: 020 83230450

Surrey Teaching Schools Network
Tel: 01483 749950

SEND Teaching school
For Course Enquiries
Phone: 01372 380750

For General Enquiries
Phone: 01372 814716

Strictly Education 4S
Strictly Education 4S, No1 Pixham End, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1QA
Tel: 0800 073 4444

School Governance, Clerking Service and HLTA Assessment Team
0800 073 4444 - Option 8

Steve Barker - Head of Governance Consultancy’
01306 320131

Carole Ford – Clerking Manager
01306 320109

Lisa James – Governance Administrator
01306 320117

Elaina Taylor – Governance Administrator
01306 320126

Andrew Lucas – HLTA Senior Assessment Administrator
01306 320120

The Purpose of Governors

1. The purpose of Governors is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

2. All boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:

- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.