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Use our template report to make sure you're giving the governing board all the information it needs to do its job well.

Template report

Download our template headteacher's report which sets out what to cover each term. It's designed to be adapted to your school's circumstances. 

KeyDoc: template for the headteacher's report to governors 

We created this with our associate education expert, Joanne Fay. 

Scope and format

The governing board should determine the scope and format of the headteacher's report. It should be in a format that helps the board stay focused on its core strategic functions and be a starting point to stimulate discussion. It should mainly communicate information the headteacher feels is important.

The headteacher should provide any management information the board needs to be able to monitor school activity through the year, particularly any information relating to improvement priorities. 

This normally includes information on: 

This is set out on page 22 of the

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