As of 1st September 2017, the management of National Leaders of Governance (NLG) was devolved to the Teaching Schools Council. NLGs in the South West now operate through four sub regional NLG Advocates who work alongside Regional Teaching School Links as brokers of support for governance. Their aim is to raise the profile of the work of NLGs across the region.
NLGs and NLG Advocates in the South West
Geoff’s work as Regional Director of Legal Aid and Board Member for a Housing Association has placed a personal emphasis on promoting social inclusion. He believes strongly in the power of NLGs to support governing bodies and their schools to provide pupils with the opportunity to fulfil their potential in society. Having made a career change, hw have spent the past four years as a Business Manager in two Bristol schools.
Keith has chaired a number of boards on behalf of the LA and Diocese and also chaired an IEB in Bath. He is proud to be a National Leader of Governance to support Chairs and Governing Bodies to fulfil the ever-increasing role of governance in Local Governing Bodies and Academy Trust Boards and, as a sub regional Advocate, to broker support in Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire.
TSC SW Sub Region B: Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire
Her working life in education was as a teacher, Headteacher, adviser and inspector. Her passion for providing children with the best education possible remains. Effective governance makes a difference. NLG Advocates have the opportunity to contribute to the system by increasing capacity and brokering support to improve further the educational experience of children. She is greatly looking forward to meeting this challenge.
As an NLG, she has been kept busy in schools supporting individual chairs to deal with tricky HR issues, joining governing bodies of maintained schools as they face the challenges of improvement and governance development and is currently chairing two IEBs of schools in both key stages as they negotiate their way towards academy sponsorship.
Jackie is NLG Advocate for TSC SW Sub Region D: Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.
As a former governor and as a leadership coach working with headteachers, she has a dual perspective on some of the issues associated with raising the quality of governance. She led the implementation of the NPQH programme across the South West until 2007, a role which demanded an understanding of the challenges of communication in a region of geographical, economic and cultural diversity. Her commitment to this project stems from my belief in the power of effective school governance to change communities, and the power of education to change lives.