The role of the school governor is becoming more complex. A detailed knowledge of school data is required to do the job properly. But governors are busy people, often juggling their role at school with a number of others at home and work.
As a way of making the job somewhat easier, we interviewed a number of very experienced governors and asked them to share their best practice. We wanted to know what they look for in their school’s data and how they use it to ensure they ask challenging questions of their headteachers. This report is a summary of those interviews.