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Be clear on what questions to ask when meeting subject leaders on school visits or at board/committee meetings, so you can challenge and support them.

Our associate expert Keith Clover, a national leader of governance, helped us with this article.

General questions to ask

If you don't have a specific link governor role, use these general questions as a guide to what you can ask. You don't need to ask all of them in 1 meeting.

You can ask them to any subject leader, regardless of subject or phase. 

Can I see your action/curriculum plan? It might also be called a department development plan or similar.  Tell me about your curriculum plan How will your subject develop across the school? What are the plans for this and how will you carry them out? How much

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