Governor school visits: your how-to guide

Find out what to do before, during and after your school visits, including if you're doing a remote visit. Be clear on what's expected of you with our dos and don’ts. Plus, use our example questions and template reports to take notes on your monitoring visits and learning walks.

Last reviewed on 21 March 2024See updates
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  1. Steps to take before the visit
  2. Use our visit templates 
  3. Questions to ask
  4. Dos and don'ts during the visit
  5. Reporting back to the board

Select here if you're a trustee in a multi-academy trust (MAT)

Steps to take before the visit

The maintained schools governance guide (section 3.3.3) now explicitly states that 'individual governors do not have an automatic right to enter the school whenever they