Boards must be committed to continuous school improvement that gives pupils the best possible outcomes. It's one of the key features of effective governance, as outlined on page 13 of the Governance Handbook.
School improvement is part of the first core function of governance
Governors are responsible for ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategy.
Your school's vision is what will lead your strategic decisions and ultimately drive school improvement.
Your board will:
- Set high-level improvement objectives
- Gather evidence (such as through school visits or using pupil progress data) to assess throughout the year how the school is progressing towards the objectives
- Use the evidence to support or challenge the senior leadership team
Ofsted inspects governance as part of the 'leadership and management' judgement
Inspectors will want to know how governors/trustees fulfil their role as strategic planners and drivers of school improvement.
Understand their role and carry it out