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Fiona Stagg

National Leader of Governance and Clerk,
Glebe Academy, Stoke-on-Trent

National Leader of Governance and independent clerk in a number of academy trusts in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire. I am a trustee of an academy trust in Mansfield, Nottingham. A governor for over 15 years and an experienced chair at primary level. SBW Governance supports schools and governing boards with a range of governance matters including external reviews of governance, board development, self evaluation and mentoring. I am currently a senior facilitator on the DfE Governance Leadership Programme as well as regularly authoring governance blogs and online publications. I am a DfE WLiE coach and a WomenEd Regional Leader.

  • Guiding board members in their roles and functions and supporting clear responsibilities and management in ensuring academy oversight
  • Evaluating how the role of a clerk develops in the transition to a multi-academy trust
  • Supporting legal and regulatory compliance for academy boards and assessing the duty of a clerk in risk management, assurance and financial compliance
  • Ensuring effective self-evaluation and performance management within an academy’s governance structure
  • Sharing lessons and strategies in enhancing the decision making functions and accountability capacity within an academy

Specially Commended in the Outstanding Clerk to a Governing Board at the National Governance Association’s (NGA) Outstanding Governance Awards 2017