National Leaders of Governance (NLG)

National Leaders of Governance (NLG) support

The National Governance Association (NGA) is delivering the reformed National Leaders of Governance (NLG) support programme. NLGs will provide Department for Education (DfE) funded, targeted support to those schools and trusts with governance challenges. NLGs will provide governance expertise, external reviews of governance and bespoke support.

The NLG programme forms part of the DfE’s funded offer of improvement support for schools and trusts that require it most . Improving the quality of governance and the strategic decisions made by boards will lift the overall performance of the organisation from the top down and complement other improvement support offered.

The DfE funded support from NLGs will first and foremost be available to schools and trusts referred by its Regionals Schools Commissioner's offices, local authorities and diocesan bodies. This will mostly be through external reviews of governance and follow up support. Other boards can request an external review of governance and support from an NLG at a cost.

The aim is to achieve sustainable change on boards with NLGs sharing their expertise and experience to build the capacity and skills of those involved in governance to positively shape the school or trust’s provision.

If you have a query about the NLG support please email or call on 0121 237 3780 (option 4).

“Effective governance absolutely underpins our continuing efforts to raise standards in our schools. Trustees and governors play a crucial role in our education system, serving with dedication and commitment for the benefit of our children and young people. I am delighted that, working with the NGA, we have designated over 60 new expert National Leaders of Governance to support trustees and governors, particularly those in trusts and schools that are most in need.”
Baroness Barran, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System

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