Forward thinking with Karen Powell

Effective School Governance will ensure that your Governing Body or Trust Board is efficient and effective and secures evidence of school impact.

With over 20 years' experience in school improvement, specialising in governance support and development, leadership and safeguarding, we can offer a range of services designed to meet your needs.
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Online training

Train at a time that suits you. Our course platform is designed to work on desktop, tablet and mobile so you can train however and wherever you want.


Face-to-face training

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the majority of our courses are conducted online using Microsoft Teams or Zoom. To book onto a course please follow the link below.
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About Karen Powell

Passionate about governance, Karen feels it has always been a privilege to work with dedicated governors, assisting them in developing knowledge, skills and evidence.
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What our clients say...

Karen is a highly knowledgeable and skilful governance professional. She provides consistent and up to date information and support both to governing bodies and individual governors. Under Karen's leadership the Governor Development Team in Plymouth matured into a support team that met the needs of governing bodies across the city. Always seeking to drive i...

Naomi Ibbs, Chair of Governors Stuart Road Primary School
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