Click here if you're a trustee in a multi-academy trust (MAT)
Be clear on how visits work in your trust
Whether you go on individual school visits or not really depends on how your trust works.
It might be that your trust expects:
- Trustees to visit schools in your trust a certain number of times a year
- Local governors on LGBs to carry out school visits and report back to the board of trustees
What’s important here is that someone is going on school visits - make sure you know if this is you!
Even if your board doesn’t expect you to go on school visits regularly, it’s still useful to understand how they work, just in case you need to go on one.
Steps to take before the visit
Do this before a time is agreed, even if the headteacher will not be involved in the visit. Make sure they're aware, as a matter