College Chair of Governors lands national leadership role

Simon Perryman

Simon Perryman.

The College’s Chair of Governors Simon Perryman has been selected to be one of the first six National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) by the Department for Education.

The NLGs have been established to provide mentoring and support to governors at colleges identified as needing extra help.

Serving governors or clerks from colleges that have been rated Outstanding or Good by Ofsted were eligible to apply for the roles, which will focus on working with colleges rated grade three or four that have been identified as needing governance support.

Skills Minister Anne Milton said the six NLGs “are exceptional leaders who will up their peers to develop at this pivotal time, strengthening the sector in the process.”

Simon said: “I am proud and delighted to have been appointed as a National Leader of Governance. We know that good governance is one of the most important factors determining the success of colleges. This appointment gives me the opportunity to work with other colleges on a ‘peer-to-peer’ basis to share best practice. My appointment is down to the excellent work we have done here at Barnsley College to build an outstanding leadership team backed by a strong and capable board.”

FE Commissioner Richard Atkins added: “I’m delighted to have this new small team of talented and experienced governors and clerks who will be sharing their expertise and supporting colleges to raise the standard of governance.”

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Last updated: 14th December 2018

Originally posted on: 14th December 2018