Name: Janet Heffernan
School: Sir John Barrow Primary
Phase: Nursery + Primary
Governance Experience: Governor since 2010, Chair since 2012
NLG Experience: Became NLG in October 2017, so still finding my feet. I have had two deployments so far, both supporting chairs to improve governance systems in their schools.
Systems to enable effective and efficient governance
Using data effectively for monitoring school performance
Sharing resources via cluster working
Name: Diane Robertson
School: Our Lady & St Patrick’s Catholic School
Governance Experience: LA Governor – Our Lady of the Rosary, Kent from 1996-1999; Parent Governor – St Mary & St Joseph Secondary School, Kent from 2004-2005; Foundation Governor/CoG – OLSP 2012 to date; Foundation Governor – St Gregory’s 2016-2017; Foundation Governor – Newman Secondary School, 2017 to date; Co-opted Governor, Netherhall Secondary School, 2016-2017
NLG Experience: NLG since 2016
Governing Body Health-check
Mentoring Chair of Governors
Name: John Moffat
School: Northside Primary School
Governance Experience: Governor since 2005, Chair since 2007. Also a Trustee of a Primary MAT.
NLG Experience: NLG since 2016. Numerous deployments in West Cumbria.
Name: Maureen Calnan
School: Dean Gibson Primary
Governance Experience: I have been a governor for 20+ years. The last 10 have been as Chair.
NLG Experience: Mentoring new Chairs, carrying out post Ofsted formal governance reviews as well as assisting schools with governance improvement through informal reviews.
An understanding of school management, educational standards/teaching and learning
Collaborative sharing of governance