Support, coaching & mentoring

As an NLG I concentrate on developing school governance capacity. In some cases I  work in partnership with a National Leader of Education (NLE)  or another Department for Education (DfE) Special Advisor to strengthen wider school leadership. I am a qualified coach, experienced mentor and chair of governors; using this experience I provide personalised support to governors, and primarily to chairs of governors.

I provide support in schools and academies:

  • that have been identified as being in need of significant improvement
  • where attainment is below current minimum standards
  • that are in transition to academy status or joining a MAT
  • where the chair is new


  • where working practices and/or relationships for a chair, headteacher or leadership group need further development.

Support can be delivered face-to face, by telephone, online or by e-mail. A proportion of this work may be provided free of charge.

I am accredited by NCTL to undertake external reviews of governance for individual schools and/or MATs.