Amy Weatherup

 

About me:

I have been involved in primary school governance since 2011, and in nursery school governance before that. I am currently Chair of Governors at Swaffham Bulbeck Church of England Primary School, an outstanding village school and designated Teaching School within the Anglian Learning Teaching School Alliance, which is in the process of joining a MAT. I am also Safeguarding governor and Chair of the Education Committee at the University of Cambridge Primary School, where I was involved in their pre-opening year as well as the three years of growth since they opened. I have been an NLG since 2017.

Location: (Borough/City/County) Cambridge
Governance experience:

 

Chair of Governors of the following types of schools:

  • Primary
NLG experience:

 

 

 

Support:

  • Support for the Governing Body and Chair of schools after an inadequate Ofsted ranking

Consultancy:

Training:

  • In my non-NLG life I deliver training courses at the University of Cambridge (see www.iteamsonline.org)
Testimonials:

Areas of expertise:

 

1. STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

– Strategic leadership of school organisations

5. COMPLIANCE

– Governance Compliance

Creating a shared vision, ethos and strategic direction

Understanding the regulatory framework for governance

Strategic planning for schools and boards

Effective Safeguarding

Strategic financial leadership

Equality responsibilities

Strategic HR leadership

Strategic business leadership

Stakeholder engagement & communication

Managing and prioritising risks

2. ACCOUNTABILITY

 – Strategic leadership of school improvement

6. EVALUATION

– Governance reviews and health checks

Strategic Leadership of school improvement

Skills audits and action planning

Planning and leading strategic monitoring

Facilitated governance self-reviews

Presenting and analysing data

Triangulation, benchmarking and holding to account

Complaint investigation and management

3. PEOPLE

-Governance team leadership

7. OTHER AREAS OF EXPERTISE

– Other NLG Deployment Skills

Recruiting and retaining the governance team

Leading governance networks

Succession planning

Creating a governance development plan

Meeting management

4. STRUCTURES

– Governance Structures

8. NLG TRAINING COMPLETED

Governance team organisation, processes and structures – constitutions, terms of reference, role profiles

NLG induction

Joining a MAT
Governance in Federations