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OUR OFFER

GOVERNANCE DIAGNOSTIC SURVEY

We have developed an intuitive governance diagnostic survey that is easy for governors to use and for governance professionals to administer.

 

Fully mapped against the AOCs 'Code of Good Governance' to highlight strengths and weaknesses in your board's approach. 

EXTERNAL GOVERNANCE REVIEW

Our team have a wide variety of experience and expertise in governance for Further Education. We have delivered workshops for the AoC & ETF and have authored some of the guidance & policy for the FE sector. 

 

This area of our offer is still in development but if you would like to have an initial discussion with Chris click below and send us your details and we'll be in touch.

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ABOUT US

CHRIS LANG
BA(Hons), CGMA, ACMA

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20 years' experience across multiple senior posts in the education sector including Vice Principal (Finance & Resources) at Cambridge Regional College for over 11 years. Chief Operating Officer for PSFI LLP for the last 7 years working with blue chip law and accounting firms.

Across my roles I have developed a deep understanding in corporate governance and financial management. This has included being a Non-Executive Director of a private company, a Governor (and Vice-Chair, and Chair of Finance) at a sixth form college, and latterly as Chairman of a start-up CIO.

 

I have also been involved in four major governance related developments:

  • As a National Leader in Governance (NLG) for the AoC

  • As the technical expert author of some of the modules on the DfE/ETF/AoC Governance Development Programme eg risk management, audit, funding, decision making etc

  • As co-developer and co-facilitator of the DfE/ETF/AELP/AoC Strategic Leadership and Governance of Apprenticeship Provision national workshops, and

  • As the Examiner for the Governance Institute (ICSA) for the “Interpreting Financial Accounting Information” Module of the Company Secretary Qualifying Programme, where I am also credited as co-author for the Study Text for this Module.

RHYS SPENCE

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Experienced Education Adviser working in the Further Education sector for more than 20 years. A strong track record of supporting organisations in business transformation and performance management and improvement.

Key areas of expertise include: 


• Provider benchmarking & diagnostic analysis - In 2021 launched ‘My Benchmark’ - an innovative diagnostic tool for the Further Education sector to compare college performance across business critical functions including; curriculum, quality, finance & learners;

• Business Planning - Budgeting, Financial Management and efficiency improvements; 

• Curriculum development and quality improvement;
• Process Review; &
• Strategy Review & Development.

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TESTIMONIALS

“I really like the way the questions have been clearly mapped to the AoC Code – that should make it much easier for the Governance Professional to write their report based on the responses”

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