James Hargrave


About me:


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

 


Chair of Governors of the following types of schools:

  • Primary
  • Infants
  • Junior
  • Secondary
  • FE College
  • UTC
  • Alternative Education
  • Special School
  • Faith School
  • Federation
  • Academy
  • Multi Academy Trust – Member
  • Multi Academy Trust – Chair
  • Multi Academy Trust – Trustee
  • Multi Academy Trust – LGB Chair
NLG experience:

 

 

 

Support:


Consultancy:

Training:

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

Strategic business leadership

Strategic leadership of SEND and inclusion

Leading change management

Strategic leadership of Pupil Premium and provision for disadvantaged pupils

Stakeholder engagement & communication

Data management and GDPR

Managing and prioritising risks

Health and Safety responsibilities

 

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

MAT Health Checks

Planning and leading strategic monitoring

Reviews of LGBs

Presenting and analysing data

Skills audits and action planning

Triangulation, benchmarking and holding to account

Facilitated governance self-reviews

Headteacher performance management

Performance Management of Chairs

Monitoring of staff performance management

Governor appraisals

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

Leading governance networks

Recruiting and retaining the governance team

Developing governor training

Succession planning

Delivering governor training

Creating a team culture

Developing governance support materials

Expectation setting and conduct

Other pertinent skills (please list):

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

Governance leadership programme (DfE)

Forming a MAT

Improvement Champion (Essex only)

Joining a MAT

 

Governance in Federations