National Leaders of Governance are highly effective chairs of governors who use their skills and experience to support chairs of governors in other schools and academies. They work to increase the leadership capacity of other chairs to help raise standards so that improvements can be sustained.
This role has been developed by the National College in partnership with the National Governors’ Association (NGA), the National Co-ordinators of Governor Services (NCOGS) and the Foundation, Aided Schools and Academies National Association (FASNA).
The programme builds on the success of the National Leaders of Education Programme and the Local Leaders of Education Programme, where very successful headteachers and principals, with a proven track record in supporting other schools, are recruited to build leadership capacity in schools facing challenging circumstances.
To become a national leader of governance you must be an experienced chair of governors with excellent leadership skills, and a proven track record of contributing to school improvement through the effective leadership of a governing body. In addition to this you must have the full support of your governing body, and be able to commit to approximately 10 days per academic year, in addition to your role as chair.