I am an education consultant with a specialism focussed on school leadership and governance. I have 16 years experience in this field having previously worked in Local Authority Governor Services, in North Tyneside and latterly in Somerset. I wholeheartedly believe in the importance of governance in school improvement and the role school governors have in supporting and challenging the head and senior leaders, working together to ensure the best outcomes for young people. I was also lead officer for Somerset’s Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) and for the schools’ involvement in Community Cohesion.

I was heavily involved in national and regional work including chairing the National Service Improvement Group on behalf of National Co-ordinators of Governor Services (NCOGS). This group focussed on providing quality services to school governing bodies. It also developed tool-kits for Officers supporting governing bodies through Trust status, Academy status and Federations.

In November 2013, I was elected as a Trustee Board Member of the National Governors Association.

I provide an experienced and knowledgeable approach to school governance based on agreed specific needs and requirements.

I look forward to hearing from you so that we can discuss your requirements.

Brenda Steel