Release date: 21/09/2018

We will be saying good-bye and thank you to Gillian Allcroft, NGA’s Deputy Chief Executive, just before Christmas.

Emma Knights, chief executive of the NGA, said: “Gillian’s knowledge of school governance and the related legislation, and her judgment in tricky situations is absolutely second to none; NGA’s reputation as the experts in school and trust governance is built on the firm foundations of her expertise. Gillian has been a superb mentor to the team here at GovernorHQ. I could not have wished for a better deputy; it has been a real partnership. We wish her all the very best in her new life.”

Gillian in her own words: “14 years ago when I joined what was then the NGC with four staff and as the only person responsible for policy, I couldn’t have dreamt that all these years later not only would I still be around but that it would grow into the hugely successful organisation NGA is today. I will miss the interaction with our members many of whom I have got to know over the years. With the great staff team we have in place I’m sure NGA will continue to thrive.”

NGA’s trustees have reviewed the leadership structure in the light of Gillian’s departure and have decided to create a new post of Director of Advice and Guidance. This director post will not only oversee and develop the NGA’s advice service and guidance centre, but also play an important role in helping achieve positive change in the practice of school governance in state schools in England.

Maggi Bull, chair of NGA’s board of trustees, said: “Gillian will be missed at NGA. She has played a really important role in every one of the twelve years of our existence. We have individually and as a board benefitted from Gillian’s advice and guidance. This change brings a new opportunity: we are very pleased to be offering this new post of Director of Advice and Guidance. We are aiming to find someone with deep knowledge of education legislation and policy, extensive experience of school governance, and who has the enthusiasm for the subject and for NGA’s charitable aim of improving the educational welfare of pupils.”

For more information on the role, click here.  

The closing date for applying is 9am on Monday 15th October.


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