Fiona is an experienced Chair of Governors as well as being a National Leader of Governance and an independent Clerk to Governors. This gives her a unique insight into the day to day workings of school governance.
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Fiona leads and facilitates bespoke Governor training and governance development sessions in schools as well as delivering training for a range of clients.
She is an active member of both the Staffordshire Governors Association and the National Governors Association and undertakes regular CPD and networking across the country. She also works with a number of National Leaders of Education and is a firm believer in the power of collaboration; and what one of her Associates calls 'Governance Sans Frontiers' - an excellent description.
Fiona clerks a range of primary settings including the maintained sector, Multi Academy Trust Boards, a small rural school and a Middle School. She has successfully completed the National College for Teaching and Leadership's Clerk's Development Programme and has also delivered this programme to new and experienced clerks.
She is also a WomenEd regional leader for the West Midlands and is lookin gfoward to seeing how this growing grassroots movement can support governor and Trustee development and CPD.
In her spare time Fiona is an independent Chartered Town Planner and Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. She works at a strategic policy level but will tackle planning application work - she clearly understands the difference between the strategic and the operational!
Fiona is an avid tweeter - @thesarkyclerk for clerk based musings and @SBWGovernance