Headteacher's report to governors: template and guidance

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

Last reviewed on 30 January 2024
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Contents
  1. Agree on the scope, format and frequency with your board
  2. Give governors the right amount of information
  3. Download and adapt our template 
  4. Make your report available to anyone who asks

This article is designed for the headteacher on a governing board to help them understand how to report to the board.

If you're a governor who isn't the headteacher, you can use this article to get a sense of what your headteacher should be reporting on. 

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: 

Review the process every 2 or 3 years. For example, you could ask your