An External Review of Governance (ERG) is a particular type of deployment and is usually charged for.  Reviews of governance may be recommended as a result of an Ofsted inspection or commissioned by a school. They contain many of the elements of the NLG healthcheck but are more in depth and wide ranging.

Lots of individuals and organisations offer these reviews but the government guidelines recommend that "you choose someone with recent successful experience of leading governance and school improvement". Any arrangements for paid work are between the school and the individual NLG. The DfE recommended rate is between £1000 and £1500, although charging arrangements between reviewer and commissioner are up to individuals to decide. Please fill in the contact form if you require an ERG. NLG profiles show if individuals have completed the NCTL ERG training course.