Andi Smith

 

About me:
  • 2011 Appointed Governor Curwen primary school LB Newham
  • 2012 VCOG
  • 2013 COG
  • 2014 badged NLG
  • 2015 badged NCTL to undertake ERG
  • 2015 – 2017 undertaken numerous ERG roles in terms of advising supporting governance of several schools as NLG within LB Newham, Southampton City Council, Sefton Borough Council
  • 2015 – 2017 – worked in partnership with NLE and external consultant to form Tapscott Learning Trust
  • 2017 – present Chair and Member of Tapscott Learning Trust
  • 2018 – worked in partnership with East SE regional NLG Advocate and NLG’s in developing governance strategy and resource materials
Location: (Borough/City/County) London Borough of Newham
Governance experience:

 

Chair of Governors of the following types of schools:

  • Primary
  • Infants
  • Junior
  • Maintained sector
  • Academy sector
    • Multi Academy Trust – Member
    • Multi Academy Trust – Chair
    • Multi Academy Trust – Trustee
NLG experience:

 

 

 

Support:

  • Coaching and mentoring Chairs of Governors in preparation for Ofsted
  • Coaching and mentoring Chairs of Governors in preparation for an LA External Review of Governance
  • Coaching and mentoring Chairs of Governors in preparation for becoming part of a MAT

Consultancy:

  • External Reviews of Governance
  • Supporting Chair of Governors through HR issues relating to the senior leadership team raised by Ofsted
  • Supporting governance during the removal of a chair of governors
  • Supporting Trustees on HR/Disciplinary issues

Training:

  • Extensive experience in delivering CPD/training to GB MATs in terms of Preparation for Ofsted, ERG, SEF/review Post Ofsted Action plans
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

Compliance with the Academy Financial Handbook

Strategic financial leadership

Readiness for Ofsted

Strategic HR leadership

Effective Safeguarding

Leading change management

Strategic leadership of Pupil Premium and provision for disadvantaged pupils

Managing and prioritising risks

Equality responsibilities

Investigations, panels and appeals

2. ACCOUNTABILITY

 – Strategic leadership of school improvement

6. EVALUATION

– Governance reviews and health checks

Strategic Leadership of school improvement

External Reviews of Governance

Creating accountability structures, SMART targets and KPIs

Reviews of LGBs

Planning and leading strategic monitoring

Skills audits and action planning

Presenting and analysing data

Facilitated governance self-reviews

Triangulation, benchmarking and holding to account

Performance Management of Chairs

Headteacher performance management

Monitoring of staff performance management

CEO performance management

Chair performance management

Complaint investigation and management

7. Other NLG Deployment Skills

3. PEOPLE

-Governance team leadership

7. OTHER AREAS OF EXPERTISE

– Other NLG Deployment Skills

Team leadership

Developing governor training

Recruiting and retaining the governance team

Delivering governor training

Succession planning

Developing governance support materials

Creating a team culture

Expectation setting and conduct

Holding the governance team to account

Creating a governance development plan

8. Training completed

Relationship management

Conflict management

Meeting management

4. STRUCTURES

– Governance Structures

8. NLG TRAINING COMPLETED

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

NLG induction

Creating a scheme of delegation

Essential deployment skills

Governance in a Local Governing Body

Power of Coaching

Trust board governance

External Review of Governance

Forming a Trust board

Forming a MAT