Governor picked to improve education

Youngsters at Manor Infant School and Nursery celebrate with headteacher Ashley Howard, centre. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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THE chairman of governors at Paulsgrove Primary School has been chosen for a new national role supporting other chairs of governors to improve governance and school performance.

Ian Fielder is one of only 44 governors to be appointed to the role of National Leader of Governance (NLG) in the latest recruitment round by the National College for School Leadership.

He will provide coaching and can support his counterparts in a variety of different ways.

Andrew Olive, headteacher of Paulsgrove Primary, said: ‘I am delighted that Ian has been recognised in this way and I know that he is keen to help other chairs of governors to achieve the best for their schools in the same way as he has supported us here at Paulsgrove Primary.’

The new role builds on the success of the National College’s National Leaders of Education (NLE) programme where headteachers use their success and professionalism as school leaders to provide additional leadership capability in struggling schools.