Outstanding Governance

Governor Mark Accreditation

Governor Mark is a national award. It is a kite mark which provides external evaluation of the quality of governance in a school. The Governor Mark Standards Document is freely available to any governing or trust body for use as a comprehensive health check.

The Governor Mark is a challenging award. Not only does a board need to show that it follows good procedures and fulfills statutory duties, but there is a high value placed on evidence of impact – the difference the governing body makes to a school.

Sometimes governors and trustees work hard and make a real difference, but no proper record is ever made of this. Governor Mark helps to sharpen practice as well as create the framework through which governor support and challenge can be shown through real evidence.

A guide for governors on the Governor Mark accreditation can be downloaded below.

If you are interested in undertaking the Governor Mark or would like further information on the accreditation process, please contact Marie Ahmad, Governance Development Officer via email at Alternatively you can download further guidance about the process and how to apply for the Governor Mark directly from the GLM Partnership website via this link.