Headteacher’s report to the governing board: guidance and template

Download our template to help you report to your board – it includes the topics you'll likely cover. Find out how to make sure you give your governors what they need to do their job well.

Last reviewed on 29 November 2023
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  1. Agree on the scope, format and frequency with your board
  2. Give governors the right amount of information
  3. Download and adapt our template 
  4. Make your report available to anyone who asks
  5. Don't include confidential information

Agree on the scope, format and frequency with your board

As an executive leader (as defined by the Governance Handbook, section 3.1), you need to provide your governing board with the information it needs to do its job well. 

Your board has a responsibility to hold the executive leader to account for the educational, financial and organisational performance of your school. So the information you provide needs to help your board fulfil this responsibility.

Work with your board to: 

If you're new to the role/school, decide this before you start producing reports – this avoids