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Kathy DunnettKathy Dunnett has worked in and with schools for 25 years, specialising in positions of partnership working within children’s services.  Kathy has been involved with many national organisations including the Department of Health and the Department of Education.  She has authored and edited considerable books and papers on children’s health, partnership working, integrated practice and governance.  She has more recently attended several high profile governance consultations including the All Party Parliamentary Group. She has developed expertise in the formulation of MAT governance.

Kathy has been a trainer for over 25 years and is an accredited adult trainer.  Her main area or work currently is to lead on the Chairs of Governors Service in Hertfordshire – A Service for Chairs of Governors, led by Chairs, supported by Chairs and run by Chairs.  Kathy is also a Chair of Governors in Hertfordshire and has been accredited as a National Leader of Governance for 3 years – a prestige award, currently there are only 350 in the whole country.

Kathy also manages the External Reviews of Governance for Herts for Learning.  She leads a team of 12 trained External Reviewers who offer a quality and cost effective service for schools who wish to develop their governing body through a robust and nationally recognised process.

Kathy has a long history of governance in schools but has also been a trustee in national and local charities.  Kathy believes that the future of education relies on excellent governance and outstanding Chairship.  Through the Chairs’ Service in Hertfordshire, she believes she can make a difference.

If you are looking for a passionate and thought-provoking speaker for your event, Kathy is available to present at your conference, seminar, workshop or training event.  Kathy is passionate about excellent and outstanding governance, however, Kathy also recognises the pressures on school governors in the current climate and can talk about a range of issues relating to governance that can make the role manageable, but high quality.  She has many years’ experience of being a governor and has also served on the management committee of a Pupil Referral Unit.  Kathy delivers energetic and enthusiastic seminars, training and conference events to overwhelmingly positive feedback from delegates.

What they are saying
'A well delivered event, with plenty of time for questions and answers.'
'Introduced well, built on skills and information and offered practical examples, a good session.'
'The most informative training I have ever done.'
'Given me a mountain of information. More familiar with roles and other key professionals I need to work with.'


Kathy Dunnett
Governance Senior Advisor
Phone: 01438 843038
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