Subject leads: how to work with your link governor
Learn what your subject link governor does and how to develop an effective working relationship with them. Be prepared for meetings by using our reporting template – it includes questions they might ask about your subject.
What's the subject link governor's role?
Some governing boards will allocate link governors for specific subjects or departments. They will report back to the board on:
- Subject delivery
- The impact of interventions
- Use of resources
- Attainment and progress
Link governors may be allocated to meet your school’s strategic priorities in the school improvement plan, or to support subjects with more statutory requirements, like RE or PSHE. Some boards won’t have any subject specific link governors.
How link governors work with subject leaders
Link governors are expected to:
- Help you get the support you need to raise standards
- Get the insights they need to help the board hold you and other staff to account and drive improvement
- Help other governors understand what teaching and learning looks like in practice
Expect governors to hold you to account on educational performance