Twice a year, the Governing Body comes into school as a team to observe teaching and learning initiatives in action - watching lessons, interviewing pupils and engaging in dialogue with teaching and support staff.
Visits are usually linked to specific curriculum innovations, which have been introduced as part of the school's RAP (Raising Achievement Plan). Click here to see a current copy of the school's RAP.
The visit is planned in advance by the Performance and Standards Committee, who usually agree the focus of the visit with the Head, Deputy and non-teaching staff governor. At this stage, a format for the visit is also agreed and all members of the Governing Body are invited to attend. Generally, between 7 and 10 governors will attend a self-evaluation visit, subject to their own work commitments.
School self-evaluation visits generally begin with a briefing for Governors, during which the educational principles of the teaching and learning focus are revisited and a checklist for the visit is shared. This is followed by time in classrooms observing teaching and learning first hand and / or pupil interviews to explore pupils' perceptions of their learning. Time is also built in for Governors to join the staff in the staff room to talk about relevant teaching and learning issues.
The visit ends with a meeting in which Governors discuss what that have seen and heard, identifying strengths and areas for further work.
Following the meeting the Head teacher prepares a self-evaluation visit report, which, once agreed as an accurate record of the visit and subsequent discussion by the Chair of Governors, is shared with teaching staff before being distributed to the Full governing Body.
You can see a selection of visit reports from previous years by selecting from the list below.
Click on the pages below to see the reports following governor visits to the school.
Return to Self-evaluation page
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