Portsmouth City Council offer four areas of service to Portsmouth schools and academies:
(1) A new co-ordinated programme of training for governors. Courses are bookable through the Portsmouth traded services website at a fixed price of £45 per course. (A small number of sessions are provided free to all, or to schools buying into particular SLAs.)
(2) Access to specialist support for governors through the Portsmouth National Leader of Governance (NLG) network. An initial consultation is provided free of charge, with follow up work commissioned directly from the relevant NLG. The normal daily rates are around £200-250 per day.
(3) A governor recruitment service, whereby school governor and academy trustee positions are advertised on the Portsmouth Together website. The council has also been running a governor recruitment campaign amongst PCC staff and with partner organisations.
(4) Signposting to additional sources of support, advice and training.