Governor visits Is 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: statutory responsibilitiesWhat are governors' statutory responsibilities? We outline the core strategic functions and key duties of governing boards as set out in the Governance Handbook. We also relay advice on tasks to be carried out by the governing board from one of our associate experts specialising in governance.
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.
Schemes of delegation: maintained schoolsAre there any schemes of delegation for maintained schools? This article looks at schemes of delegation from community schools and a community and foundation school federation. It also links to examples of schemes of delegation of financial powers.
Governor conduct: addressing inappropriate behaviourWhat can we do if a governor behaves inappropriately? We relay advice from One Education and our associate experts on responding to inappropriate or negative governor behaviour. We also link to an example of a procedure for dealing with complaints against governors.
Health and safety report to governors: examplesIs there a template for an annual health and safety report? In this article, we link to a template for an annual health and safety report from a local authority. You will also find examples from schools of how health and safety has been covered in headteachers' reports to governors.
Ofsted readiness: reporting to governorsHow can we report Ofsted readiness to governors? We relay advice from one of our education experts on what to include in a report to governors on readiness for inspection.
Presenting a new staffing structure to governors How should school leaders present a new staffing structure to governors? We relay advice from two of our associate education experts on what information governors need to know, the format of the presentation, and focusing on what impact the changes will have on the school.
Reporting to governors' finance committees: guidanceWhat information should the headteacher or SBM give to the finance committee? There is no statutory guidance on what should be reported to a governors' finance committee. We relay advice on this from one of ISBL's associate practitioners.
Reports to governors on attendanceHere, we link to 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.