Robin Marcus

 

About me:

I was designated as an NLG in 2016. I am honoured to have been a school governor for over 20 years of the secondary school, that I attended. During my time as a school governor I led on a total school rebuild under the Building Schools for the Future programme. Until January 2018 I was the Chair of Legra Academy Trust when I stood down to Vice Chair as part of succession planning. I have experience of governing in other schools and have served on Interim Executive Boards (IEB) at a number of primary secondary and special schools. I am presently chairing an IEB of a secondary school. I am a lawyer and in recent years have acted as a consultant/project manager on a number of conversions to academies.

Location: (Borough/City/County) Southend on Sea
Governance experience:

 

  • Over 20 years as a school governor
  • Chair/Vice Chair of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT)
  • Trustee and Member of a MAT
  • Chair of a local governing body
NLG experience:

 

 

 

Support:

  • DfE appointed Chair of IEB
  • Panel member for hearing parent complaint
  • Supporting governing bodies to improve governance
  • Supporting two governing bodies looking to merge

Consultancy:

  • Project manager for conversion to MAT

Training:

Testimonials: “A huge thanks to you for assisting us move the board in the right direction” – Headteacher

“Really appreciate your support and hoping you’ll want to help us to the bitter end!!” – Chair of Trust Board

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

Investigations, panels and appeals

Strategic HR leadership

Strategic business leadership

Leading change management

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

MAT Health Checks

Creating accountability structures, SMART targets and KPIs

Reviews of LGBs

Planning and leading strategic monitoring

Skills audits and action planning

Headteacher performance management

Facilitated governance self-reviews

Monitoring of staff performance management

Performance Management of Chairs

CEO performance management

Governor appraisals

Complaint investigation and management

3. PEOPLE

-Governance team leadership

7. OTHER AREAS OF EXPERTISE

– Other NLG Deployment Skills

Team leadership

Recruiting and retaining the governance team

Succession planning

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

Trust board governance

Forming a Trust board

Forming a MAT

Joining a MAT