Early Years Foundation Stage: visiting the schoolIs there any guidance for governors visiting the EYFS? We look at guidance in nursery, infant and primary schools' governor visits policies, including what to look at and how to feed back to the governing body. You will also find examples of questions that governors could ask when visiting the EYFS.
Governor school visitsRead our one-page summary of governor monitoring visits so that you understand what they are and what’s expected of you. Download a copy to share with your governing board.
Governor school visits: your how-to guideFind out what to do before, during and after your school visits, including if you're doing a remote visit during coronavirus. Be clear on what's expected of you with our dos and don’ts, and use our template reports to take notes on your monitoring visits and learning walks.
How to monitor your school effectivelyEven the most ambitious school improvement plans won't yield results without proper monitoring. Work out the best way to organise and deploy your governors in a way that works for your school.
Partial closure: your 6 monitoring prioritiesUpdatedFrom 5 January until half term, schools in England are closed to all but vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers. All other pupils will move to remote learning. Be clear on the key areas of focus that’ll help you support your school leaders during partial closure.
Strategic vs operational: practical examplesGovernors should set the school's strategy and hold senior leaders to account. You shouldn't get involved in the day-to-day, operational running of the school. Sometimes it's hard to walk this fine line, but our practical examples will help you clarify your role.