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  • Governors' reports to parents Do we need to produce an annual report for parents? It is no longer statutory for governing bodies in England to produce an annual report for parents, although those in Wales are required to do so. This article features a KeyDoc with a suggested format for a report and links to examples from schools.
  • How to help your school improve links with parents As the chair of governors, find out some practical ideas of what you can do, and what you can suggest to your school, to encourage stronger ties with parents.
  • Parent and staff surveys: governors' role Surveys can be an effective way to gather feedback from parents and staff, but there's a right and wrong way to do it. Read this to be sure you're on the right track.