Your role as a governor
'Quality of education' is the key judgement that Ofsted uses to inspect the curriculum.
According to Ofsted, curriculum is made up of 3 central concepts:
- Intent: what you want pupils to know, and be able to do, by the time they leave your school (in other words, curriculum planning)
- Implementation: how the curriculum is taught and assessed
- Impact: the outcomes pupils achieve as a result of the education they’ve received – so, how the curriculum is making a difference
It's a fine line to walk as a governor. How do you satisfy yourself that the quality of teaching is sufficient without judging the actual teaching? Without marking their books, how do you know that pupils are learning – especially in those subjects that don't appear