Governor visitsIs there any guidance on setting up visits for governors? We look at the purpose of governor visits, and advice on how to conduct them. We also link to our sister service, The Key for School Governors.
Expected tasks for your chair of governorsWhat key functions should we expect our chair of governors to perform? We summarise guidance on the role of the chair of governors from the National College and a local authority. We also look at guidance from Ofsted and NCOGS on being an effective chair.
Governing board: strategic tasksWhat strategic tasks should governors perform? We refer to advice on core strategic tasks and explain the headteacher's role in the operational day-to-day management of the school, as well as the need for strategic documents. We also look at information about governors from schools.
Governors' role in monitoring academic performanceHow can governors monitor academic performance? We relay advice from 2 of our associate education experts on governors’ role in monitoring academic performance, and how classroom visits, book monitoring and receiving information about teachers' performance can help them fulfil this duty.
Finance: reports to governorsThere's no statutory guidance on what you should report to your governors' finance committee. Use our template to help you set out your report and find out what you could share alongside it.
Reports to governors on attendanceSee examples of reports to governors on attendance. These might be standalone, or part of a broader report. We also include an example of an attendance report written by governors.
Report to governors on LAC and previously LACRead what the DfE's statutory guidance says about reports for governors on LAC and previously LAC, produced by the designated teacher. You'll also find report templates from local authorities.
SEND: reports to governorsDownload our SEND report to governors template, which has space to record your school's SEND profile and progress information. See example reports from schools to help you decide what to include.