Governors and trustees play a crucial role in setting the strategic direction for their school(s) and monitoring progress against it. They’re able to look at the bigger picture to drive improvement.
To do this, they need:
With the National Governance Association, we’ve developed Being strategic: a guide for governing boards [PDF 149KB]. It replaces our Framework for Governance and can now be used by trustees of academies, as well as school governors.
The guide looks at how governors and trustees can:
Questions for Governors(opens in a new tab) is a resource to help school leaders and governors discuss ways to improve science and maths education.
There are a set of questions for primary and secondary schools, which include: