You are here:
Subject leads: how to work with your link governor
Learn how to develop an effective working relationship with your link governor. Be prepared for meetings by using our reporting template – it includes questions that they might ask about your subject.
Expect governors to hold you to account on educational performance
This is one of their core functions. To do this effectively, governors will need to know what you're doing to:
- Raise standards for all pupils in your subject area
- Develop your curriculum – there's a strong focus on this in the 2019 Ofsted inspection framework
- Use resources effectively to support learning
This is explained further in the Governance Handbook (section 1.1).
What's the link governor's role?
They're expected to:
- Help you get the support you need to raise standards
- Get the insights they need to help the board hold you and other staff to account and drive improvement
- Help other governors understand what teaching and learning looks like in practice
Try not to go into too much detail Avoid using educational jargon Explain your thinking in a way they'll understand Encourage them to ask questions if
More from The Key
Bitesize training with a big impact
Our on-demand training has your whole board covered and lets them learn at a time and pace that suits them.
Help your new governors hit the ground running with our expertly-designed induction training, and our role-specific courses support your link governors develop key skills and confidence in their role.
The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.