THE Chair of Governors at Pershore High School has been chosen for a national role supporting others in the same position to improve governance and performance.

Rob Phillips is one of only 54 governors to be appointed to the role of National Leader of Governance in the latest recruitment round by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

The National Leaders of Governance are highly effective chairs of governors who will use their skills and experience to support chairs of governors in schools and academies for a variety of reasons. They will provide coaching and can support their counterparts in a range of different ways.

The latest milestone brings the overall number of National Leaders of Governance across the country to just over 300, which will rise to more than 500 by April next year.