Congratulations to our chair of governors Mrs Armitage who has been awarded with the National Leader of Governance status this week (NLG). We are incredibly proud of Mrs Armitage and her leadership of our governors and are delighted that this has been recognised with a National Award that very few are able to attain. It is another great example of us sharing our practice as part of the systems leadership agenda.
On the government website it states that National Leaders of Governors are:
National leaders of governance are highly effective chairs of governors who use their
skills and experience to support another chair of governors to improve school and
National leaders of governance have contributed to raising
standards in their own school or academy by providing
appropriate support and challenge to their headteacher or
principal and by developing their governing body.
All national leaders of governance have had training in coaching
and mentoring and have at least three years’ experience as chair
within the last five years.
They aim to supplement existing sources of school-to-school
support for governance offered by local authorities, dioceses,
trusts and other partners.
In some situations, national leaders of governance may work
alongside national leaders of education and local leaders of