Last reviewed on 14 April 2023
School types: All · School phases: All
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Download our model policy for governor visits and adapt it to your needs. Check out our guidance for what you should include, and see examples from different types of schools.

Download our model policy

Either the school leadership or governors can write this policy, so agree with your board who will do it. 

If you're writing it: download our template and adapt it to your school's needs.

If your governing board is writing it: use our template to check that they have included all the relevant information, and suggest any changes you think are appropriate.

Our model policy is:

  • Designed for you to adapt to suit your school's context
  • In line with good practice
  • Approved by Forbes Solicitors

What to include

If you would prefer to create a governor visit policy from scratch, use the following suggestions as guidance on what you may want to include:

That visits help your board fulfil its statutory duty to hold school leaders to account and make sure your school complies with statutory requirements (see page 13 of