Governers' Association of North Somerset

What does GANS do?

GANS is the independent Governor Association for all Schools within the North Somerset Local Authority area.  

Governed by a small executive team who meet 6 times a year, we work to develp an effective partnership with North Somerset Council and have a memorandum of understanding between the two organisations 

Interested in being involved in the Executive Team with the ability to shape and develop the way in which the Association is run, contact us at email to invite us to attend one of your Governor Body meetings


What you get from being a member school

  • Access to three forums each school calender year 
  • Regular newsletters with key information that you need as a Governor
  • Opportunity to raise questions directly through the Executive team to the Officer responsible for schools at North Somerset Council (Director for childrens and young people's services and the lead Councillor (Executive member for children and young people's services)
  • Access to Chairs' Networking events



  • To promote an effective educational service with high-quality provision and opportunities for all children in the primary, special and secondary education sectors in North Somerset and for adults through  community education provision.
  • To encourage co-operation between governing bodies, schools and other relevant organisations.
  • To provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and information amongst governors, educational administrators, elected members and headteachers in North Somerset and with national governor representative bodies.
  • To provide a corporate voice for consultation over all relevant matters relating to educational provision in North Somerset and to further good relationships with the LA and other relevant organisations.
  • To provide opportunities amongst governors for collaboration, development and mutual support by sharing knowledge, good practice, skills and understanding of educational matters.

Further details can be found in the Constition for the Association 


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