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External Review of Governance

An external review of governance will usually take between 2.5 and 3 days in total, including a follow up visit to review impact and progress.

Focus
To support the Governing Body in moving forward from Ofsted recommendations and Self Review of Governance resulting in an action plan that the governing body will own.

Review day
Meeting with as many governors as possible and clerk either as a group or individuals – Reviewer(s) will confirm after desktop analysis of documentation and process of the governing body. The final format of the day will be confirmed seven days prior to the review.
Following the review there will be a two hour Self-Evaluation session facilitated by the reviewer(s) for the full governing body.

Stage 1: Format of Review Process
Prior to Review (half Day) a desktop analysis of the Governing Body’s documentation and process (to be sent fourteen days prior to the review)
Documentation required:
Membership of the Governing Body
Policy schedule
Committee Structure to include membership of governors and named governors for responsibility
Terms of Reference of committees
Sets of minutes of each committee and full Governing Body for the last three meetings
Safeguarding policy
Summary of School Development Plan
Impact of governance
One example of Headteachers report  

Other documentation may be requested by the reviewers

Stage 2: Review Day
Meeting:
The clerk to the Governing Body
The Headteacher
The Review will meet governors either as a group or individually – this will be confirmed after desktop analysis.
For group interviews governors are required for at least 2 hours and reviewers may request to meet the safeguarding governor or any other named responsible governor separately.
If governors are requested individually then a schedule of interviews will need to be arranged allowing twenty minutes for each governor.

A two hour facilitated Self Evaluation session for all governors to attend either after the interview process or that evening. During this session the development of the action plan and ownership will be established.

Stage 3: After Review
Reviewer(s) may request attendance at a full Governing Body meeting
A short report on findings and support actions will be published to the chair and Headteacher including a final version of the action plan.

Six to eight months after review there will be a follow up visit by either the reviewer(s) or a member of the Chairs Steering Group to review progress on action plan.

Final Draft ERG Guidance V1.docx

Leadership styles Handout.docx

External Review - Governor Impact Statement.docx


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