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  • Governor visits Is there any guidance on setting up visits for governors? We look at the purpose of governor visits, and advice on how to conduct them. We also link to our sister service, The Key for School Governors.
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  • Division of responsibilities: headteacher and governing board Be clear on how your role and responsibilities differ from those of the governing board and get advice on how you can build an effective relationship with the chair.
  • Expected tasks for your chair of governors What key functions should we expect our chair of governors to perform? We summarise guidance on the role of the chair of governors from the National College and a local authority. We also look at guidance from Ofsted and NCOGS on being an effective chair.
  • Governing board: statutory responsibilities Be clear on the key tasks that governing boards should perform to meet their statutory duties.
  • Governing board: strategic tasks What strategic tasks should governors perform? We refer to advice on core strategic tasks and explain the headteacher's role in the operational day-to-day management of the school, as well as the need for strategic documents. We also look at information about governors from schools.
  • Governors' role in monitoring academic performance How can governors monitor academic performance? We relay advice from 2 of our associate education experts on governors’ role in monitoring academic performance, and how classroom visits, book monitoring and receiving information about teachers' performance can help them fulfil this duty.
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