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Governor Conference June 2018

Governor Conference June 2018


An inspirational day for governors focusing on current issues and opportunities, with input from national and local speakers.

Key Note speakers:
  • Emma Knight OBE Chief Executive National Governance Association
  • Mark Blois Head of Education Browne Jacobson LLP, NLG and Chair of L.E.A.D Multi Academy Trust
  • Anne Longfield OBE Children's Commissioner England


Anne Longfield OBE - As Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne speaks up for children and young people so that policymakers and the people who have an impact on their lives take their views and interests into account when making decisions about them. Independent of Government and Parliament, her unique data gathering powers and powers of entry to talk with children and gain evidence, enable her to help bring about long-term change and improvements for children, particularly the most vulnerable.

Mark Blois – Mark heads up the Education team at Browne Jacobson and has over twenty years’ experience as an education lawyer. He has been recommended as a leader in his field in ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘Legal 500’ for over ten years. He was designated a National Leader of Governance in 2015. Mark is the Chair of the L.E.A.D Academy Trust and is also a long-standing Teach First mentor.

Emma Knights OBE - Emma is Chief Executive of the National Governance Association- the leading charity for guidance, research, advice and training for school governors and trustees. Emma has written on a range of topics and is co-author of the NGA’s Chair’s Handbook. Emma regularly addresses legislators and the media on governance issues.


The day will include presentations from key note speakers and table top workshops.

Governors will have ample opportunity to network and ask questions to leading national professionals and LA officers.

Booking Information

£100 per delegate for Leeds schools. £125 per delegate for schools from outside Leeds. BUY ONE PLACE GET ONE FREE

This price includes lunch. Please note the conference is not linked to the gold SLA package.



16 Jun 2018 09:00 - 15:30

Closing date: 02/06/2018
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Date and Time

16 Jun 2018 09:00 - 15:30


Leeds Civic Hall


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