Joanna Longman

Designated NLG: November 2014Joanna Longman

Contact Details:

Current Governance Roles:

School: Holmes Chapel Primary School, Cheshire East (Chair)
Governor since: 2008
Status: Academy (converter)
Ofsted: June 2015 (outstanding)

School: Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, Cheshire East
Governor since: Feb 2016
Status: Academy (converter)
Ofsted: 2007 (outstanding)

Other Relevant Experience:

  • Trained to carry out external reviews of governance
  • Experienced finance professional
  • Conducted a peer review of another primary school’s governing body
  • Closely involved in setting up local governor networking and training meetings

Areas of Expertise:

  • Facilitating effective governance structures and systems so governors are focused on their strategic role and on helping to drive school improvement
  • Ensuring governors are confident in their monitoring – understanding school performance data and providing school leaders with support and challenge through high quality questioning
  • Academy finances – making sure governors understand their roles as trustees and directors and have the systems and information they need to oversee the school’s finances effectively

Available to Conduct Reviews of Governance?



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