Last reviewed on 30 November 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 38472

Adapt our model policy to help make sure your governors stay on track during visits, and school staff know what to expect when they're visited. See examples from schools.

Download our model policy

Our model is:

  • Designed for you to adapt to suit your school's context
  • In line with good practice - for more articles on this topic see the final section of the article
  • Approved by Forbes Solicitors

Examples from schools

Voluntary aided primary school in Windsor and Maidenhead

Clewer Green Church of England (CofE) First School's governor visits policy includes guidelines for meetings with staff and for visits to classrooms as well as how to report on each formal visit.

The school encourages governors to attend ad hoc events such as assemblies, church services, sports days and fundraising events.  

Community secondary school in North Yorkshire

The governor school visits policy from Lady Lumley's School lays out:

The school includes