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Downloadable booklets on topical issues
We regularly produce booklets and guides on topics that are of interest to school governors. These bring together a selection of articles and case studies that you can find on our websites.
These publications can be downloaded for free by clicking on the links below. Please note that the information in the booklets was accurate at the time of their publication.
Changes to Ofsted inspection: support for governors
This booklet contains guidance on Ofsted inspection: how governance is evaluated, questions from Ofsted for governors and evidence to help governors answer inspectors’ questions.
School governor essentials
This booklet contains guidance on the role of the governing body, as well as information and resources on finance and data for governors. It also features useful forms for you to adapt and use in governing body meetings.
QuickReads for governors
QuickReads summarise new government policies and explain tricky education issues in just one page. These five QuickReads present the key things you need to known about the pupil premium, school finance, SEND reforms, assessment without levels and teachers' pay.
Termly magazine: Key notes
Stay up-to-date by reading our termly Key notes magazines, which cover the latest issues and information you need to be aware of as a school governor.
Please click on the links below to download the most recent editions for free.
Edition 9 – Spring 2017
Clear information and expert advice on evaluating the school improvement, maximising financial efficiency, a checklist for new governors and much more.
Edition 8 – Autumn 2016
Clear information and expert advice on the role and function of the governing body, questions for governors during an Ofsted inspection, monitoring the impact of teaching assistants and much more.
Edition 7 – Summer 2016
Contains information on assessing the impact of your outdoor learning space, governor appraisal, DBS checks and how to apply and much more.
Edition 6 – Spring 2016
Clear and expert advice on embedding your school ethos and vision, dealing with non-attendance at meetings, supporting pupils' mental health and more.