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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 What does the role of a careers link governor involve? In this article, we link to guidance on the statutory requirement for schools to provide independent careers guidance to pupils in years 8 to 13. We also relay practical advice for link governors for careers, including questions for them to ask.
  • Curriculum: role of the link governor Understand your role as a curriculum link governor and questions you can ask subject leaders to challenge and support them.
  • EYFS: role of the link governor See an example role description from a school, find links to information about how the EYFS works, and read example questions to ask about EYFS provision.
  • 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 behaviour What should I be doing as governor responsible for behaviour? Education expert Celia Grace suggests what might be expected of you as a 'behaviour governor'. Another expert suggests questions you could ask on a visit, and we link to a school behaviour policy that sets out the governor's monitoring role.
  • 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: link governor role and questions to ask Download our job description for a health and safety link governor to help you in this role, and read our suggestions of questions to ask the school leaders responsible for health and safety.
  • ICT: role of the link governor What is the role of an ICT link governor? We relay advice from One Education and two of our associate education experts on the link governor's monitoring role. We also link to job descriptions from schools, which outline the role of an ICT link governor.
  • Inclusion: role of the link governor What is the role of the link governor for inclusion? We relay advice from one of our associate education experts on the role of a link governor and suggest questions for him/her to ask when visiting the school. We also link to descriptions for other link governor roles that cover inclusion.
  • 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 Read our questions to ask your SENCO about your school's provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
  • 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.