Jeannette Knights

Jeannette has been a Governor for over 20 years in different settings and is now a designated National Leader of Governance as well as Chair of Governors of an “Outstanding” Special School. As an NLG she works with schools providing a variety of support to improve and embed good governance including:

  • preparing for Ofsted, understanding the Governance Role,
  • understanding the boundaries between Governance and Management,
  • improving Governors’ ability to appropriately challenge their school
  • sitting on Rapid Recovery Groups.

Jeannette, in her professional role, worked in the music and television industry in production and the licencing of third party rights for 20 years before deciding to bring her administrative and Governance experience together and becoming a School Business Manager 10 years ago. This has allowed her to experience Governance from both a Governor and school perspective.

More recently Jeannette has been working as a freelance consultant supporting the business management of transition from a Maintained School to Academy status, and undertaking various project management roles, including the set-up of a newly designated teaching school.

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