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Monitoring & outcomes

Governance monitoring: a tool to help drive improvement


At a glance

This module will help you to assess how well you currently undertake monitoring as part of your governance role, and identify what you can do to make it even better.

You will cover:

lead questions related to effective monitoring
suggested action plans for improving your board
examples of effective evidence and practice
Study time

10 minutes

Certificate upon completion

Module description

Any monitoring you undertake as a governor or trustee should be about seeking reassurance that operational activity is realising the vision set by those who govern, by checking that the ethos and culture of your school(s) is as intended, and that policies are being implemented effectively.

This module is a short audit tool to help you write an action plan to ensure that your monitoring is as effective as possible.

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    • “Quick and simple to navigate with useful resources.”

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    • “Very informative with good thought-provoking topics.”


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    • “Very good module, with a summary and draft action plan based on the course which I will use. It saves a lot of time writing notes, and moves on straight on to taking action. Most helpful.”


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    • “Clear simple and easy to follow. Good guidance as to how governors can monitor the executive and what they should look for.”


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      Who developed this module?

      Emma Balchin
      Emma Balchin

      Co-Chief Executive

      Emma has over 25 years’ experience in education, leadership and school improvement and in leading professional development services. Emma has also governed and chaired across maintained schools, academy trusts and local academy committees.

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