Ofsted will judge how effectively governors monitor the school
It's the chair's job to make sure that effective processes are in place and that the board is organised in such a way as to monitor improvement at all levels.
Though the inspection framework changes from time to time, Ofsted will always want to see evidence of how well the board exercises its monitoring function. This forms part of Ofsted's judgement on leadership and management.
Know what needs monitoring
The Governance Handbook lists 3 core functions for every governing board:
Together with compliance (more on this below), these are the board's overarching areas of responsibility. There's a lot to monitor, but if you break it