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Last updated on 2 January 2019
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See how other schools like yours present their headteachers' reports to governors.

Remember – you’ll need to agree the content of the report with your governing board, as it’s up to them to decide the scope and format.

Read our how-to guide

Follow our guide to make sure you know what to do when writing your headteacher's report to the governing board. It includes resources too – a report template you can adapt and a guide to the topics you'll likely need to cover.

Primary schools

Small community school in Devon

Cockwood Primary School's leadership report covers: 

  • Pupil outcomes and school performance
  • Leadership and management
  • Early Years
  • Quality of teaching and learning
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare
  • Attendance
  • Health and safety (including safeguarding)

You can download it from this webpage – it’s the document called “Summer Term Leadership Report 2018”. There are also examples from spring and autumn.

Medium-sized academy in Kent

The headteacher’s report to the board of directors of St Eanswythe’s Church of England Primary School covers areas including:

  • Attendance
  • Staffing
  • Health and safety
  • Budget report
  • Enriching the curriculum
  • Child protection

You can download it from this webpage, under the subheading “Headteacher’s reports to directors”.

Secondary schools

Large community school in Barking and Dagenham

The July 2018 executive headteacher’s report to the governors of Eastbury Community School includes a foreword from the executive headteacher (page 2). It asks governors to focus on the sections of the report which relate to their areas of responsibility.

It covers specific areas under broader headings. For example, the section headed “Promoting personal development, well-being, safeguarding and positive behaviour for learning” includes (among other things):

  • An attendance update
  • A behaviour update
  • A careers education update
  • A religious education report

You can download the report from this webpage, along with earlier reports.

Medium-sized academy in Furness

The headteacher’s report for the 2019 summer term of Furness Academy covers:

  • Reports from each department
  • Reports from the director of learning and standards for each year group
  • Reports from each assistant headteacher on their areas of concern
  • A report from the business director

You can access the report from this website, along with earlier reports.

Special school

Glyne Gap School’s June 2018 headteacher’s report to the governors covers:

  • School data, including the current number of students on the school's roll and attendance rates
  • Teaching and learning
  • School development and monitoring plans
  • Pupils
  • Staff appointments, training and welfare
  • Resources, including finance, premises and health and safety

You can download this report and previous reports here.

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