Two members of staff and a governor at one of Cambridgeshire's most highly-rated primary schools have been chosen for top national leadership roles.

Liz Gibson, chair of governors at Kettlefields Primary School, was one of only 100 governors to be appointed to the role of National Leader of Governance (NLG) in the latest recruitment round by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). 

National Leaders of Governance support other chairs of governors to improve governance and school performance.  They may provide coaching and can support their counterparts in a variety of different ways "“ such as by using data effectively to improve school performance or by supporting a school to become a part of a federation.

Meanwhile, two members of staff at the school "“ deputy headteacher Debbie Rankin and Early Years teacher Charlotte Moody "“ have been appointed as Specialist Leaders in Education (SLE).

SLEs are outstanding middle and senior leaders who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools. They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of expertise looks like, and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context.

Kettlefields Primary was rated "˜outstanding' by OfSTED in its most recent inspection.

Cambridgeshire County Council's Director of Learning Keith Grimwade said: ""Governors have an essential role to play as leaders in our schools, and I am delighted that Liz has been accredited as a NLG and will be supporting schools across the county. Congratulations also to Debbie and Charlotte, whose appointments at SLEs reflect their skill and dedication in helping Kettlefields Primary one of the highest rated in Cambridgeshire."


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