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  • Improving teaching and learning: a strategic approach A governor's strategic role involves monitoring standards of teaching and learning. Read about how to do this, including setting targets, performance management and pay progression.
  • 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 ask What 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 learning Though 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.
  • School reopening: how to monitor quality of education Watch our webinar about how your governing board can monitor the quality of education in your school as it reopens in September 2020 and responds to the challenges of school closure.