Understand your role
Work closely with the EYFS lead
You're not expected to be an expert, to judge EYFS provision the same way an inspector would, or to know as much as the headteacher.
You need to work closely with the EYFS lead to get the insights you need to help the board hold staff to account and drive improvement.
Be the board's specialist
Your job is to act as the link between governors and staff and to report to the board on things such as:
- Curriculum delivery
- Impact of interventions
- Use of resources
- Attainment and progress
You can help other governors understand what aspects of teaching and learning look like in practice.
Bring your more detailed knowledge of the EYFS to important decisions (for instance, about school improvement priorities or policy approval).
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