QuickRead: Governor school visits
Read 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.
What are they?
'Monitoring visits' are where individual governors go into the school to:
- See how a specific aspect of the school works in practice
- Check progress is being made towards the school’s strategic objectives
As a governor, you’ll be assigned to a particular area of the school. You might be formally appointed as a ‘link governor’, but not always.
You’ll usually go in and meet the staff member responsible for this area 3 times over the year. For example, the literacy link governor will meet the literacy subject lead.
Broadly, there are 2 types of visit