The application round for national leaders of governance (NLGs) closed on Friday 30 January 2015. Teaching Schools are now in the process of assessing applications and will contact applicants shortly about the outcomes.
The National Leader of Governance Programme is at the heart of a school led system where schools take responsibility for improving student outcomes through school to school support. NLGs are successful Chairs of governors who work alongside the head teacher to drive forward improvements and build capacity to ensure that improvements can be sustained.
The role of the NLG is to work outside their own school, providing support to another Chair of governor and their school with the aim of school improvement. Below are the details of a current NLG should you wish to contact to discuss the role.
Who can apply?
You must be an experienced chair of governors with:
• excellent leadership skills
• a track record of contributing to school improvement through the effective leadership of a governing body
A successful application should demonstrate:
• have at least 3 years of experience as a chair of governors in the last 5 years
• have the skills to coach and mentor
• be able to meet the time commitment
• have the full support of your governing body and head teacher
• have a strong track record for leading school improvement, and the development of the governing body
• be from a school judged by Ofsted as good for overall effectiveness and leadership and management
• be from a school that shows consistently strong levels of pupil performance and progress or continued improvement over the last 3 years and be above current floor standards
What an NLG does?
The work of an NLG will focus on developing leadership capacity. As part of some work they work in partnership with a National leader of education.
If selected, you’ll provide support to a chair of governors in a school:
• with an Ofsted or local authority category – or at risk of going into one
• where attainment is below the current minimum standards set by the government
• in transition to academy status
• where the chair of governors is new
• where working practices for a chair, head teacher or leadership group need developing