Work closely with the subject lead
You're not expected to be an expert, to judge the subject the same way an inspector would, or to know as much as the headteacher or ICT department.
You need to work closely with the subject lead to get the insights you need to help the board hold staff to account and drive improvement. You won’t be expected to meet with technicians or other IT staff, as the day-to-day operations rest with the subject lead and/or headteacher.
Champion ICT as a priority for your school
Make sure all governors recognise the importance of ICT and cyber security within your school’s strategic plan.
Share our other article about governors’ role in cyber security to help them recognise their responsibilities and get this topic on the board's radar.
Your job is to act as the link between governors