Name: Valerie Cadd

School: St. John’s CE Academy

Phase: Primary

Designation: NLG

Governance Experience: 21 years as Governor, 19 as Chair at St John’s, Co-opted onto GB of a school in Special Measures (now ceased), Chair of a maintained school in Redcar and Cleveland (NLG deployment).

NLG experience: NLG since 2015, mentored new Chairs, chaired Governing Body in conflict.

ERG: Yes


  • Building a team; working with the GB

  • Facilitating discussion / action around Governor competency (Health Check)

  • Mentoring Chairs

  • Chair / Head relationships

  • CE Schools


Name: Chris Wiper

School: Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Darlington and Carmel College

Phase: Sixth Form College and Secondary School

Designation: NLG

Governance Experience: Governor since 1996, Chair of Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College since 2001, Member of Carmel Local Governors and a Director of Carmel Education Trust

NLG Experience: NLG since 2016, carrying out a number of deployments in the North East

ERG: Yes


  • External Reviews of Governance

  • Health Checks

  • Mentoring Chairs

  • Pre-Ofsted Briefing