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Overview of School Governance


Governing body key activities


Key Activities

Typical Inputs

Understand our school

  Pupil attainment and progress

  Pupil behaviour, attendance and safety

  Teaching quality and staff development

Performance data

Ofsted reports


School visits

Set our school’s strategic direction

  Champion our vision, values and ethos

  Set priorities for school improvement

  Consider academy status


Local aspirations

National floor standards

Parent and pupil voice

Commission action

  Agree improvement targets and strategies

  Agree allocation of resources

  Agree how to monitor and review progress

Improvement plans

Budget data

Performance manage our school leaders

  Appoint headteacher and support their leadership

  Hold school leaders to account for progress

  Ensure financial probity and efficiency

Performance data

Financial data

School visits

Check we are fit for purpose

  Clarify our role and purpose

  Review constitution and ways of working

  Make sure members have necessary skills

Policy context

Ofsted criteria