National Leaders of Governance (NLG)

NLGs are highly effective chairs of governors who use their skills and experience to provide coaching and mentoring support to another chair of governors to improve school and academy performance.

You should contact an NLG if you want to improve the leadership and performance of your school’s governing body.

Examples of deployments:

  • mentoring of chair and/or members of the school’s governing body
  • external reviews of governance (NLGs who have completed Department for Education (DfE) training)
  • chair or membership of an interim executive board
  • chair or leadership role of governing body of school/multi-academy trust where the school has been identified as needing urgent additional governance capacity

To find out more about NLG deployments or to contact an NLG go to DfE System Leaders