About Phil Hand

The Newport Educational team has more than 90 years combined governance experience. A number of the team were instrumental in the design and development of the national Governor Mark award and these all are Governor Mark assessors. We are united by our passion to improve and support school governance across the UK. The team consists of:

Phil Hand founded Newport Educational in October 2009. As governor of both primary and secondary schools since 1985, Phil recognised the need to provide quality governor training in the UK, developing and supporting governors with innovative training programmes, industry-leading education events and online courses. In 1992, Phil joined Hampshire Governor Services, leading the team in the west and south-west of the county and, for four years, was manager of Warwickshire County Council's Governor Development Service. During this time, Phil played a key role in developing the Governor Mark Award. Phil is also a highly regarded speaker at numerous governor seminars and education conferences across the UK.