Reflecting on my life time career in education, I am so pleased that my profession allows me to immerse myself in this world.

Driven by a commitment to make a difference to the lives of children and young people, I am passionate about what I do.
I have extensive school governing experience across all phases and settings.

National Leader of Governance (NLG) accredited to carry out External Reviews of Governance

Experienced Chair of Trusts, schools and interim executive boards

Trustee of a secondary Academy

Member of a primary phase multi-academy trust

Governance adviser for several Local Authorities

Author of governance workshops and training courses, licensed nationally for DfE

I draw from a wide range of experience and knowledge and tailor the delivery through individual agreements to give the right solution for your organisation.
What I enjoy most is helping and watching people and organisations grow. I love to research and explore, and then come up with the most effective way to transfer that knowledge and those ideas to others.

Suitably Qualified: – Certificate in coaching, Diploma in school business management

Review, support and develop school governance for schools, academies and multi- academy trusts.

Design, lead, and contribute to training sessions, conferences and courses for school leaders, business managers, governors and clerks

Coach and mentor school leaders

Investigate, problem solve and support change

What I Do

Reviews for effectiveness
Academisation
Governance development & support
Support, coaching and mentoring
Annual Performance Reviews
Recruitment Support
Investigations
Leading change

See How I can help

“Ruth’s professional and efficient approach was appreciated given the time constraints of our volunteers. We also had fun along the way! We would highly recommend Ruth to any governance team looking for skilled, knowledgeable and practical support”

Who I work for

I am working with a variety of organisations:

Primary, Secondary, special, hospital and alternative provision schools and academies

Maintained, VA, VC, community schools and federations

Stand alone Academy Trusts, Umbrella Trusts, Co-operative Trusts, Multi-academy Trusts

Free Schools, UTCs

Schools Alliance for Excellence (SAfE) Surrey

Surrey Teaching Schools Network

Local Authorities – Lambeth, Surrey, Southwark,

Maintained schools – East Sussex, Ealing, Hammersmith, Hampshire, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Kent, Lambeth, Medway, Slough, Southwark, Surrey, Westminster, West Sussex

Multi Academy Trusts – Bath & Wells, Bromley, Hampshire, Hillingdon, Kent, Lambeth, Medway, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Slough, Somerset, Southwark, Surrey, Sutton, East Sussex, West Sussex

Primary, Secondary, special, hospital and alternative provision schools and academies

Maintained, VA, VC, community schools and federations

Stand alone Academy Trusts, Umbrella Trusts, Co-operative Trusts, Multi-academy Trusts

Free Schools, UTCs

Schools Alliance for Excellence (SAfE) Surrey

Surrey Teaching Schools Network

Local Authorities – Lambeth, Surrey, Southwark,

Maintained schools – East Sussex, Ealing, Hammersmith, Hampshire, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Kent, Lambeth, Medway, Slough, Southwark, Surrey, Westminster, West Sussex

Multi Academy Trusts – Bath & Wells, Bromley, Hampshire, Hillingdon, Kent, Lambeth, Medway, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Slough, Somerset, Southwark, Surrey, Sutton, East Sussex, West Sussex

Services that I offer

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The services listed on the home page are those in most demand by my customers; I help with change, consolidation, growth and handling crises. 
I also provide regular webinar updates and a wide range of training – these last two form the nucleus of our online offer, under the brand of Successful Governance.
 

About Successful Governance

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Successful Governance is the training arm of Leadershipwise Ltd. Through this we offer online courses to suit a variety of Governors, Members or Trustees, who may be engaged in any setting or role. 
Our courses will also suit staff Governors and SLT members to assist their understanding and professional development.

”… provided mentoring to myself, as chair of the board, and training and development to our trustees and governors … this helped us navigate a challenging time with confidence and increased governance skills and knowledge”

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