Assessment: role of the link governorWhat 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: roleFind 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 governorUnderstand 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 governorGet 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.
Governor induction and training: role of the link governorWhat 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 analysisNot 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.
ICT: role of the link governorUnderstand 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.
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 askSee 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 leadersYou 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.
SEND: questions to askFind 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 governorClarify 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 descriptionUnderstand 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’.