Curriculum: role of the link governor

Understand your role as a curriculum link governor and find out what questions you can ask subject leaders to challenge and support them.

Last reviewed on 16 September 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Your role 
  2. How to monitor the curriculum
  3. Questions to ask curriculum leaders
  4. Ofsted and the curriculum

This article is for you if your role involves looking at your school's curriculum.

If your role is linked to a specific subject, take a look at our guidance here.

The link governor role is only 1 piece of the puzzle - read our article about the governing board's role in monitoring the curriculum.  

We worked with our associate education experts Keith Clover, Jane Owens and Lorraine Petersen to write this article.

Your role 

You should:

Work closely with the appropriate lead(s)

Depending on how your school sets up its leadership structure, this might mean working with:

  • Leads for multiple subjects
  • A single leader responsible for specific groups of subjects or themes
  • Phase or Key Stage leaders

You need to work closely with school leaders to get the insights you need