01/09 The Critical Friend

REVISEDMARCH 2014 – additional “Questions to Ask”.

The governing body’s main role is to establish a strategic framework for the school and to regularly review the progress made.  The governing body should fulfil its strategic role by taking three key actions which are to set:

  • aims and objectives for the school;
  • policies for the school to achieve those aims and objectives; and
  • targets by which they can measure progress towards the aims and objectives.

It is very important that the governing body monitors and evaluates progress.  To do this successfully they need to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the headteacher.

Questions for Governors to ask the Headteacher/leadership team in their support and challenge role
A vital part of the role of school governors is providing effective support and challenge for their headteachers and senior leaders. In order to assist governors in that role, the National Leadership Development Board (NLDB) has drawn up the following key questions for governors to use.
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Published: 16/03/2009


Posted Jan 24, 2017 by John Mullin

A useful checklist for future Ref.

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