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Poor exam results: how should governors respond?

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Last updated on 13 November 2017
School types: All · School phases: Primary, Secondary
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What should governors do if a school's results are worse than expected? We relay advice on key questions governors could ask the headteacher about this situation. We also look at the floor standards for 2016/17, and possible consequences of not meeting them.

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  1. 1 Investigating the reasons for the results 
  2. 2 Meeting the floor standards
  3. 3 Possible consequences of falling below the floor standards

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