Looking at pupils' work and observing lessons: what is appropriate?What should I look for when looking at pupils' work? We relay advice from two of our associate education experts on how to approach book scrutinies and lesson observations from a governor's perspective. We also suggest questions you could ask when looking at work and visiting the classroom.
Monitoring reading: questions for governors to askWhat questions can I ask to monitor the reading intervention scheme? In this article, we suggest examples of questions you could ask to monitor reading interventions in your school. You will also find examples of questions to discuss with subject leaders.
'Quality of education': monitoring teaching and learningThough the 2019 Ofsted framework did away with 'teaching and learning' as part of a specific judgement, you'll still need to monitor these aspects as part of the new 'quality of education' judgement. Understand how to monitor what teachers teach and pupils learn, and find some questions you can ask school leaders.