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What does Ofsted expect of governors?

What does Ofsted expect of governors?

The most important (in inspection terms) are achievement, behaviour and attendance. Governors would be expected to have a fair working knowledge of the school’s progress in these areas, based on rigorous monitoring and evaluation. This should take place during governors’ meetings.

What is the role of the governors?

Governors are responsible for overseeing the management side of a school: strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing. They enable their school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide excellent education to children.

What are the roles and responsibilities of school governors?

What do school governors do?

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school.
  • holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

What are the main roles of Ofsted?

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. We also inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people.

What questions does Ofsted ask?

When Ofsted is close, EYFS practitioners often worry about what they’re going to ask….Q8. How do you know what a child’s ‘next steps’ are?

  • How do you identify children’s next steps?
  • How do you record them?
  • Do you make parents/carers aware of what their child’s next steps are?

Who governs Ofsted?

The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial department of the UK government, reporting to Parliament. Ofsted is responsible for inspecting a range of educational institutions, including state schools and some independent schools.

What are the powers and functions of a governor?

In this respect, the governor has many different types of powers:

  • Executive powers related to administration, appointments and removals,
  • Legislative powers related to lawmaking and the state legislature, that is State Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) or State Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad),

What is the role of a parent governor?

Parent governors are a core part of a school’s Board of Governors. The role is voluntary (unpaid, though you may occasionally be able to claim back expenses for things like travel and childcare), and will appeal to parents who want to make a positive impact on their child’s education and school life.

Who is responsible for Ofsted?

The Department for Education (DfE) is responsible for education and children’s services. The national Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), is the government department responsible for inspecting schools and reporting on standards of achievement and the quality of education provided.

What is the role of Governors in an Ofsted inspection?

The inspector will invite as many governors as possible (not just the chair of governors/trustees) to attend a meeting at the school to discuss their roles and responsibilities and the impact they have had. If the chair cannot attend in person a phone call will be arranged.

Is there a separate grade for governance in Ofsted?

In response to a question, Mr Purves said that governance would now be part of the overall judgement on leadership and management. There would not be a separate judgement or grade for the quality of the work that governors do. He acknowledged, in broad terms, that pupils’ standards of achievement had risen over the last score of years.

What’s the role of a governor in a school?

To quote the Governors’ handbook, published by the Department for Education, governors “are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education”.

What to do if your school is inspected by Ofsted?

Having the school business manager attend a meeting of the finance committee and present the budget is one way you might stay informed and fulfil this role. Inspectors want to see evidence that what governors say goes on in the school actually happens, so providing evidence is really important.