School governors and trustees We support governors and trustees to ensure their schools and colleges deliver high-quality science education. On this pageWhy it’s important What we’re doing More information Why it’s important Governors and trustees play a crucial role in setting the strategic direction for their school(s) and monitoring progress against it. They’re able to look at the bigger picture to drive improvement. To do this, they need: support to ask the right questionsevidence to help school leaders make informed decisions. What we’re doing Being strategic: a guide for governing boards With the National Governance Association, we’ve developed Being strategic: a guide for governing boards [PDF 149KB]. It replaces our Framework for Governance and can now be used by trustees of academies, as well as school governors. The guide looks at how governors and trustees can: decide their values and visioncreate their strategymeasure the progress being made towards achieving the strategy and meeting the vision. Questions for Governors Questions for Governors is a resource to help school leaders and governors discuss ways to improve science and maths education. There are a set of questions for primary and secondary schools, which include: evidence for why each question is importantnational benchmarks for comparison ideas for improvement.More information The School Performance Governor Dashboard provides a range of information and data to help governors support and challenge their school leadership team.Read our consultation responses on the purpose and quality of education in England [PDF 160KB] and the role of School Governing Bodies [PDF 593KB].