National Leaders of FE Governance

Applications are now open for the 2017/18 National Leaders of Governance (NLG) programme, supported by the Education and Training Foundation.

To apply, please complete an online application form.

The 2017/18 programme is open to colleges, sixth form colleges, independent training providers and adult and community learning providers. AoC is working in partnership with Holex and PublicCo to ensure all provider types are represented and supported.

NLGs are experts in governance, leadership and management. They provide consultancy support to boards helping to improve effectiveness and overall provider performance. NLGs provide free practical support for governors, leaders and clerks. This can include but is not limited to:

  • Implementing restructures
  • Improving governing/trustee board capacity
  • Increasing board confidence to address strategic challenges and to improve scrutiny
  • Preparing boards to anticipate and respond to new sector developments
  • Serving as independent members on principal or chair recruitment panels

Current NLG biographies are available.

Funding is limited and only available to 30 March 2018. To access the free support, please register your interest via the ETF booking site or complete our online application form. If you require a word format please email the AoC governance team.

An evaluation of the 2016/17 programme is now available  Support for governance - programme evaluation.pdf (PDF,314.55 KB). Feedback on NLG support is extremely positive with 98% of providers stating they would use the support again.

The governing body have a greater understanding of the importance of challenge in monitoring the effectiveness of the senior leadership team and as a result Ofsted highlighted that senior leaders and governors have successfully changed the culture and ethos of the college.

The length of the assignment and allocation of an NLG will be determined by AoC based on an evaluation of the completed application. On average each assignment lasts two days.

Please call us on 020 7034 9900 or email governance@aoc.co.uk to discuss any queries related to the 2017/18 programme.

Case studies of previous assignments are available.