I was designated as an
NLG in 2016 by the NCTL. In my role as an NLG I have coached and mentored COGs
and Governors across Essex and Suffolk in different settings and with complex
situations. I work with the North East Essex Teaching School Alliance (NEETSA)
in creating and delivering their Developing Excellence in Governance Programme.
I also create and deliver be-spoke workshops for COGs and governors at
individual schools or within a MAT structure. I have been a governor since 2010
and a chair of governors since 2013. I am currently chair of governors at a
maintained primary school in Essex. I am a Governance Advisor to a MAT. My role as an NLG is complimentary to my
extensive skills and experience as a coach and training provider for interview and
leadership skills and employability training within both the education and
Supporting new chairs of
Supporting chairs with
challenging and complex relationships with headteachers
Supporting new governing bodies
understand their roles and responsibilities
Supporting governors in a MAT
Supporting chairs in recruitment
and induction of new governors
Coaching Chairs and LGBs in
carrying out their roles within a MAT
Preparing for Ofsted
External Reviews of Governance
Multi Academy Trust Reviews
LA Working Group
Created and delivered school
specific training to governing bodies and MATs
Created and delivered Ofsted
Preparation and Interview Support Workshops
Created and delivered How to Monitor
Created and delivered Induction/Refresher
Training for Governors
Vision and Team Building Workshops
“Working with Linda is inspirational has
provided solutions that fit me and my school in a way that training from
governor services just doesn’t”.
“One to one coaching with Linda restored
lost confidence and enabled me to fine tune skills I already had. She is extremely
easy to speak to and I felt I could trust her from our first conversation”.
“Working with Linda has been an
incredibly positive experience both for me personally and for the governing
body as whole”.
“Thank you very much for undertaking this work. I think you have
achieved miracles given the complexities of the situation”.
“I really appreciate your support and it is good to know that if
we have need for additional support we have a contact we can rely upon”.
was a real pleasure to work with you. Your professionalism and expertise has
taken our governing body to a whole new level and that is to the benefit of all
in this school”.
“A huge thank you for all the support you have
given and continue to give to the school. You have approached this with
sensitivity, compassion and kindness”.