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  • Allocating link governor roles Find out what link governor roles your board should have and get advice on how to allocate them.
  • Assessment: role of the link governor What is the role of the link governor for assessment? One of our associate education experts looks at what the role of link governor for assessment involves. The article also includes suggestions of questions the governor could ask of school leaders.
  • Careers link governor: role Find out what your role is as a link governor for careers. See what questions you can ask the careers staff member to support and challenge them around your school's careers strategy, pupil engagement with guidance and remote guidance options.
  • Curriculum: role of the link governor Understand your role as a curriculum link governor, including during coronavirus, and find out what questions you can ask subject leaders to challenge and support them.
  • EYFS: role of the link governor Get up to speed on your role as an EYFS link governor. Find out how to monitor the EYFS and what questions you can ask, so you can confidently hold your school leaders to account.
  • Finance: role of the link governor Be clear on your role as a finance link governor so you can monitor effectively.
  • Governor induction and training: role of the link governor What does the role of training link governor involve? We look at the role of the link governor for training, citing three local authorities and expert advice on who should, and should not, take the role. We also point to our articles looking at governor handbooks and induction packs in more detail.
  • Governors with responsibility for data analysis Not all governors need to be data experts - but governing boards should have at least one person with the skills to interpret the data they're given. Read this article if you're considering how best to deploy your data specialists.
  • Health and safety: role of the link governor and questions to ask Use our role description to define your responsibilities, get tips on monitoring your school's compliance and download a list of questions you might ask during a school visit.
  • ICT: role of the link governor Understand your role as an IT or ICT link governor, including getting online safety and cyber security on your school's radar, and learn what questions you can ask school and subject leaders to challenge and support them.
  • Inclusion/equality: role of the link governor Be clear on your role as the link governor for inclusion/equality and find out what questions you can ask to challenge and support your subject lead.
  • Link governors Save time by reading our summary of the role and functions of link governors in just one page. Download a copy to share with your governing board.
  • Literacy: role of the link governor Understand your role as a literacy link governor and questions you can ask literacy subject leaders to challenge and support them.
  • Monitoring pupil premium: role of the link governor Be clear on the role and responsibilities of a pupil premium link governor, and use our list of questions when monitoring provision.
  • Numeracy/maths: role of the link governor Understand your role as a numeracy/maths link governor and questions you can ask maths subject leaders to challenge and support them.
  • PSHE and citizenship: what questions could a link governor ask? Have a look at examples of questions you could put to relevant members of school staff as a link governor for PSHE education and citizenship. We’ve put these together with the help of our associate education expert Fred Birkett, who has been a school governor for 20 years.
  • Pupil premium: questions to ask See our list of questions to ask your pupil premium lead about how your school uses pupil premium funding to close the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils. Use the questions in link governor visits or in relevant committee meetings.
  • Questions to ask subject leaders You might be asked to meet with subject leaders as part of a school visit, or a board/committee meeting. Be clear on what questions you can ask to challenge and support them.
  • RE link governor: role and questions to ask Feel confident in your role as RE link governor with guidance on your responsibilities, and examples of questions you can ask school leaders when monitoring provision.
  • Safeguarding: role of the link governor Know who you can appoint as the safeguarding link governor and understand what their role is.
  • SEND: questions to ask Find out what questions you can ask your SENCO about your school's provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and what to look out for in their answers. Now including questions to ask when monitoring SEND provision during coronavirus.
  • SEN: role of the link governor Clarify your role as the link governor for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Download our role description and get advice on meeting with the SENCO.
  • Wellbeing link governor: role description Understand what your role as a wellbeing link governor involves so you can help your board monitor and embed a wellbeing culture. Get an idea of what questions you can ask your school's wellbeing/mental health lead so you can be a ‘critical friend’.