Coaching, Mentoring and Support

NLGs know first-hand how hard school governance can be.
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:

  • Face to face coaching of new or inexperienced chairs or chairs in waiting
  • Mentoring a governing board as they develop their effectiveness
  • Providing guidance to chairs, schools or governance boards on a specific challenge
  • Governance and school relationship/conflict mediation

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 bodies 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.