George Foster

Designated NLG: April 2012George Foster

Contact Details: 44staley@gmail.com

Current Governance Roles:

School: St Monica’s Catholic Primary School, Sefton (chair)
Governor since: 1989
Ofsted: March 2014 (outstanding)

Deployment Experience in:

(1) Maintained Catholic Primary School, Liverpool

Relationship between Chair and Head had become very difficult. Different perceptions of roles. Undertook review of the Chair’s role and reviewed previous decisions taken in the light of this review. Roles of Chair and Head agreed.

(2) Maintained Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Oldham

Governing body lacked experience and structure. Developed a training programme with Governors and Head. Mentored the governing body over a 12 month period. Achieved ‘Good’ for governance in latest Ofsted report

(3) Catholic Secondary School, Manchester

Poor Ofsted report. Governors criticised for lack of critical involvement. Read minutes of meeting. Met Chair and Head. Attended two governors meetings’. Wrote a report making a number of suggestions for improvement.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Development of school strategy
  • Leadership and management
  • School Finance

Available to Conduct Reviews of Governance?

yes

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