School governors and trustees

We support governors and trustees to ensure their schools and colleges deliver high-quality science education.

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:

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: 

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: 

More information

Contact us

If you have any questions, contact Hilary Leevers

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