Ruth Agnew has experience as a governor, committee chair, vice chair, chair and interim executive board (IEB) member and chair across the primary, secondary and special sectors in eight schools and academies over the last fifteen years, and is currently chair of the local governing body of a primary academy and governor in a maintained secondary school and a maintained special school.
She was designated a National Leader of Governance (NLG), by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) in April 2012, supported the NCTL pilot of the Ofsted external reviews of governance and has conducted over 80 reviews since this time, in primary and secondary schools and academies, and multi-academy trusts. She has worked for the NCTL as NLG Advocate in the Merseyside and Cheshire area since 2015.
Ruth was involved in the management of local authority governor support services from 2006 to 2014. She is an experienced Governor Mark assessor and has supported schools in preparing successful Governor Mark applications. She was a member of the board of directors of GLM Partnership, which oversees Governor Mark, from 2012-2014.
She is actively involved in the National Co-ordinators of Governor Services north west network and for five years was a member of the national committee (NCOGS).
Ruth is a qualified HR professional with Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD). Her previous professional roles include working in schools’ human resources in three north west local authorities.
She is undertaking a Masters in Educational Leadership in her spare (?) time, which she expects to complete during 2019.
Ruth is an experienced trainer and public speaker, and established RMA Governance in 2013, providing external reviews of governance and governing body training and development, directly to schools and also via a number of local authorities.