Keep the role of governors strategic
Your governors won’t be involved in actually writing the SIP – that's for you and your senior leaders.
Instead, focus your governors' attention on the strategic aspects of school improvement planning:
- Identifying and setting high-level objectives
- Approving the SIP
- Monitoring the SIP
Depending on your board’s structure, this can be through a delegated committee or assigning governors with the responsibility of school improvement.
Meet with your governors so they can identify strategic priorities
Normally in the second half of the summer term.
Tell me more
You and your senior leadership team (SLT) should meet with your governors to review the past academic year.
Pupil performance data Financial data Results of staff, parent and pupil surveys Previous SIPs and their outcomes The self-evaluation form (SEF) Your last Ofsted inspection