School governors and trustees

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

Why it’s important

School governors and trustees play a crucial role in setting the strategic direction for their school and monitoring progress against it. They’re able to look at the bigger picture to challenge the school and drive improvement.

To do this, they need:

What we’re doing

Framework for Governance

Together with the National Governors’ Association, we’ve developed a Framework for Governance [PDF 641KB]. This is designed to help governors take a strategic view of what matters in their school.

The framework looks at how governors 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 Sam Middleton

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