The Governors' Podcast

Open, honest and transparent discussions about Governance in the UK Education Sector. This podcast is hosted by school governors, for school governors - whether you are new, experienced or the future. Here we share and provide insight into the realities of sitting around the table and leaning in.

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Sharon Warmington

Sharon Warmington is a School Governor and Clerk, who has worked in governance almost all of her professional life. Currently, she is CEO of the National Black Governors Network and also holds various positions including; Member of the DfE National Advisory Group on Governance, the Board of Education for Birmingham Diocese and Governance Manager in the private sector. Sharon served as a Parent Governor at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls for 7 years, and as Vice Chair of an Interim Executive Board (IEB) where she assisted in bringing a local primary school out of Special Measures.


As an accredited Corporate Governance Practitioner, Race Consultant and highly experienced trainer, Sharon continues to work with governing boards across the globe, in all sectors. Sharon is the eternal student who believes that if you stop learning, you stop moving forward... and she received a Degree in Leadership at the age of 45!

Olivia D Hinds

As the CreativAnalytic and a Digital Content Creator, Olivia D Hinds sits

comfortably within the Millennials to Generation Alpha online world; specialising in media production and brand management, on progressive social media platforms. Becoming a private tutor at 18 and as the UK’s No.1 Maths Coach, Olivia has worked with 1000s of young people across the country for nearly a decade, enabling her to retain a strong connection to the beating pulse of education (the students).


At 23, Olivia joined the strategic body of a primary academy as the new Chair (and first-time school governor). Now 27, Olivia proactively contributes to and guides the strategic landscape of Education in the 21st Century, through her roles in two secondary academies - as Vice Chair and Safeguarding Link Governor in one, and the Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Link Governor in the other, a selective school.