This DIY training resource that will help your governors understand their role in the academy set up and work effectively with senior leaders and staff to achieve their core purpose of improving outcomes for pupils.
This practical resource outlines the core roles of academy governance identified by Ofsted and the Department for Education, explores the practicalities of being a governor and looks in detail at four core areas of focus to help you develop governance that is evaluated as outstanding as part of your academy’s leadership and management.
With activities designed to fit into meeting schedules, this resource will equip your governors to:
maximise effectiveness by focusing on the areas that need their attention and efforts
play a strategic role as leaders that work collaboratively with the head and other staff
understand their role and meet Ofsted expectations of academy governance
ensure focus on pupil progress and achievement through effective use of evidence and data
make judgements on the quality of teaching by understanding what is outstanding or good and identifying areas that require improvement
balance effective support with appropriate challenge to help staff address issues
contribute to performance management and pay policies and monitor their usage
support school improvement by ensuring spending decisions are guided by the needs of all pupils
promote a safe learning environment by promoting rigour in areas of behaviour and safeguarding
present a value for money offering as a school by ensuring robust financial systems exist