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Subject Matter Expert Profile: David Marriott

Subject Matter Expert Profile: David Marriott

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David MarriottAnother in our series of profiles of our lovely subject matter experts.  David is a long-time friend of Modern Governor and has worked with us on a number of our e-learning modules for school governors.

Tell us about your experience and qualifications, David

“I’m an independent education consultant. Until recently I was Head of Governor Services at Wiltshire Council (1995-2011) and Chair of National Co-ordinators of Governor Services (NCOGS) 2009-2011 and was previously Vice Chair 2006-2009.  Prior to that I was a teacher, head of department and deputy head between 1974-1995 in five secondary schools (Midlands and Bristol area).

Author: The Effective Governor; Monitoring and Evaluation; Being Strategic; articles on governance for Times Education Supplement; School Governor Update; Matters Arising.  I have a BA (Hons) in English; PGCE and M Ed.”

What are your specialist areas of expertise?

“School governance – all aspects but especially strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation and accountability.  Training and development.  Communication – writing for books, magazines, websites and journals.”

What is your current occupation?

Educational consultant specialising in school leadership and governance”

What do you enjoy most about your role as a subject matter expert for Modern Governor?

“The opportunity to condense a wealth of knowledge and experience into a small, accessible package for use by any governor, whatever their stage of development in the role.”

What is the most challenging part of being a subject matter expert for Modern Governor?

“Making sure I’m always bang up to date.”

In your opinion, how can e-learning benefit governor services?

“It does what no other form of training can do – be accessible 24-7 wherever you are.”

David’s website is “The Governor”


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