NLGs know firsthand how hard governance can be and we are here to support you
Whether you are a new chair, a new Multi Academy Trust or a governing board that would like some guidance on how to improve, or you are dealing with something you haven’t experienced before, we can help. All NLGs provide governance support, through mentoring and coaching for free. This support may take the form of:
We can provide governance support that might only take a quick conversation or ongoing support over several terms. When you contact us, we will work with you to determine the best way to support you.
NLGs will also support governing boards in challenging circumstances, often sitting on or chairing Interim Executive Board (IEBs) or Improvement Boards, or even chairing a governing body that is in need of intensive support to lead a school to Good after a disappointing Ofsted inspection.
NLGs are also available to help with governance panels, such as complaint panels, pupil disciplinary panels, staff disciplinary and appeals panels. To find out more contact your nearest Governance Hub or complete an enquiry form.
We provide a number of standardised consultancy packages. These are designed for maximum impact at the lowest possible cost to our clients:
A thorough review of all key aspects of governance, consisting of: Facilitated self-review, Paper-based evidence review, Interviews with headteacher and chair, Working session with governing / trust board, Detailed report and improvement plan, Follow-up visit and ongoing mentoring
A supportive process to review the impact and effectiveness of the MAT trust board and governance structures within a MAT.
A service available to MATs to review the effectiveness of their local governing board operations within the scheme of delegation.
A workshop session with governors to ensure they are fulfilling all their duties and are ready for an Ofsted inspection.
A collaborative process working with the school and governing board to ensure that the governing board can truly hold the school to account for the impact of the Pupil Premium funding.
Strong governance is vital in achieving good school improvement. Agreeing and monitoring school improvement is at the heart of this process. This consultancy service reviews the effectiveness of the governance of school improvement and provides help and guidance on areas for improvement.
Many multi academy trusts work with us because we are able to provide bespoke governance development solutions to meet their needs.This can include:
Please contact us to discuss your needs. To find out more contact your nearest Governance Hub or complete an enquiry form.