Last reviewed on 31 January 2022
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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.

Agree on the scope, format and frequency with your board

You need to provide your governing board with the information it needs to do its job well. 

Work with your board to: 

  • Check what they would like you to include in the report - agree on the scope and format (this is explained on page 28 of the Governance Handbook)
  • Agree on the frequency of your reports - make sure you and governors take into account work-life balance and avoid busy periods such as exams. Most headteachers report to governors 3 times a year

Review the process ever 2 or 3 years. For example, ask your board to feedback on how the report is helping them to do their job. 

If you're in a multi-academy trust, check your scheme of delegation and