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Steve Barker

Head of Governance - Strictly Education

Steve Barker is Head of Governance Services at Strictly Education. As an experienced governor, he brings a wealth of experience to the role; he chairs an Academy Trust, is chair of the governing body in a two-form entry maintained infant school and is a member of a Multi-Academy Trust.

He is the creator of Better Governor, Strictly Education’s digital governance service, which has a national footprint and a reputation for high quality support for all those involved in governance.

Steve was one of the initial cohort of National Leaders of Governance and a member of the National College of Teaching & Leadership Governance Advisory Board. He is an active member, and former Chair, of the London Coordinators of Governance Services (NCOGS) and sits on the board of the National Coordinators of Governor Services (NCOGS). Steve has a national reputation as a governance expert, with published articles on governance, contributions to Radio 4’s Today programme and numerous national conference appearances.

In 2022, Steve became a founder of the National School Governors’ Awareness Day, which launch on the 22nd of February 2022.