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Mike Cooper is an independent, self-employed, advisor and consultant working to promote the development of good governance, scrutiny and community engagement.

I have detailed understanding of the structures, processes, powers and duties of education, health and social care, local government and the not-for profit, charity and voluntary sector; extensive experience of organisational and strategic development and of drafting policies and procedures; and the knowledge and skills to provide practical advice and support to help make governance, scrutiny and stakeholder engagement effective and ensure it adds value.

I am chair of the Board of Trustees of a growing multi academy trust, have been a governor and chair of governors of a range of schools, and was formerly an elected councillor and leader of a London Borough Council. My current focus is applying my knowledge and experience of school governance, academy conversion and the development of academy trusts to support and advise schools, governors and academy trusts.

If you think I could help you or your organisation, or want to know more, please get in touch.