Resources and guidance to help you become an effective school governor
Key Abbreviations and Acronyms
This document has the most common abbreviations and acronyms used across governing bodies and schools.
The role of a school governor
This guide sets out the role and responsibilities of a school governor.
Education Inspection Framework 2019
The Education Inspection Framework sets out how Ofsted inspects maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools, further education and skills provision and registered early years settings in England.
School Inspection Handbook 2019
This handbook describes the main activities undertaken during inspections of schools in England under section 5 of the Education Act 2005.
It sets out the evaluation criteria that inspectors use to make their judgements and on which they report.
Schools financial efficiency: top 10 planning checks for governors
The following top 10 planning checks are to support school and academy governors by providing information to help governors understand effective financial management. Governors can then use this information to make sure their school is efficient in managing its resources.
Primary school accountability
This guide explains the primary accountability measures, including how a school’s progress scores are calculated.
Secondary school accountability
This guide explains the secondary accountability measures, including how a school’s progress scores are calculated.
Keeping children safe in education
Keeping children safe in education is statutory guidance from the Department for Education for schools and colleges who must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
The Governance handbook is guidance from the Department for Education. It sets out the government’s vision and priorities for effective governance.
Link: Governance Handbook
A Competency Framework for Governance
The knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for effective governance in maintained schools, academies and multi-academy trustsl
Link: Competency Framework