Fifteen questions to challenge yourself as a governor

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Governors, do you want to challenge yourself on your effectiveness in the core aspects of the role?

The questions below relate directly to the three main strategic functions of governing bodies, as defined in the Governors’ Handbook. See how many you can comfortably answer.

governor-checklistEnsuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

1Can I articulate the school’s strategic priorities and objectives clearly?

2Do I attend regular meetings with the headteacher and receive presentations from staff that enable me to understand the school and its work?

3Do I know how the school seeks the views of parents and carers, and acts on them when necessary?

4How well do I know the school community?

5Do I feel prepared to take difficult but necessary decisions?

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