Supporting school governors through challenging times

School governors can make a real difference but only if they have the information, training and support that they need. This is the main message of a report by scrutiny councillors published this week. Responding to claims that many governing bodies are too cosy and simply act as ‘cheerleaders’ for the head teacher, a number […]

Call for Evidence: School Governance Scrutiny Inquiry

A new scrutiny inquiry panel has started that is looking at ways in which School Governors can be better supported to ensure that schools are performing well and improving. Over the next few months the Panel will be looking into many aspects of the work of school governors and will look to answer the question ‘How can the […]

Councillors continue to challenge Schools

The Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Board has over the last year spoken to a number of school headteachers and Chairs of Governors about the educational outcomes and their schools capacity to improve. Councillors will be meeting with two more schools on the 19th March and will look to discuss some of the […]