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Monitoring & outcomes

Governance visits to schools


At a glance

Visits to school are a key part of how governors and trustees monitor and evaluate the information they are given by senior leaders. This module explains how to ensure that your visits are strategic, meaningful, and properly recorded.

You will cover:

how to make the best use of visits to school
how to ensure that visits are well planned, focussed on school or trust priorities and make a positive difference
visits policies and recording
Study time

10 minutes

Certificate upon completion

Module description

Through an interview with an experienced governor, this module will enable you and your board to make the best use of visits to school, as well as helping you to ensure that visits are well planned and focussed on school or trust priorities. The module will also provide you with useful downloadable resources such as an editable visits policy and a template to help you record your visits.

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    • “The downloadable resources that accompany the module are very useful.”

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    • “Listening to the video really helped put my mind at ease about a visit”


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    • “It was really helpful to have an experienced governor sharing good practice.”

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    • “It was straightforward and provided all the necessary information and resources.”


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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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