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Peer Support Governors

PSGs are governors with at least three years’ experience who have been involved fully in school improvement in their own schools and are keen to share their skills, knowledge and understanding with other colleagues. 

The PSG role focuses on supporting other governing bodies to develop their skills so that they can improve practice within their own schools and support the Headteacher and staff in improving outcomes for children. This may be by supporting the full governing body or by working with individual governors such as the Chair or lead link governors.


Andrea Offord

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Andrea has worked as a governor in local schools for the past 18 years. She has a wealth of experience in the role of Chair and is currently the Vice Chair at Brompton-on-Swale Primary School.

As the Alliance manager Andrea has a good understanding of the Teaching School agenda and the need for schools to work collaboratively to drive school improvement. As such she has worked with the LA and Consultant Headteachers with the governance aspects of implementing school support plans.

Andrea is keen to support governors in understanding their role and the skills required for effective governance. She facilitates the Alliance ‘Chair of Governors’ network meetings and works in collaboration with the LA and Leeds Beckett University to deliver the Chair of Governor Development programme.




If you wish to access PSG support, please complete our Support Request Form below.

Support Request Form