Please see below a range of useful documents and web links for Governors to be aware of:
Advice from the Department for Education on the role of Governors and statutory duties.
DfE School Performance Tables
See a comparison of our 2014 results against national averages and other schools.
Promoting fundamental British values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
Advice from the Department for Education on promoting basic important British values.
Ofsted framework for school inspection - published January 2015
Ofsted school inspection handbook - published January 2015
Summary of January 2014 Ofsted framework changes
Prepared by the NGA.
Ofsted subsidiary guidance
Changes marked by the NGA.
Ofsted School Data Dashboard - 2014 results.
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Most recent SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years, January 2015
Governors need to read particularly chapter 5 (Early Years) and chapter 6 (School).
Ofsted search results for Pupil Premium
Includes best practice case studies.
The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. The Toolkit currently covers 34 topics, each summarised in terms of their average impact on attainment, the strength of the evidence supporting them and their cost.
Warwickshire Learning Community - Information for Governors
Includes new issues of importance for governors and a range of useful documents and meeting and training dates.
Use the drop down menu to select "Warwickshire Governors" from the list. Please email the clerk for the username and password.
The Key for School Governors
A question-answering service, featuring case studies and a wide range of advice.
Department for Education (DfE)
The Ofsted resources section aims to raise standards and influence thinking, focusing on issues of national importance and the spreading of good practice.
The Sutton Trust
A think tank and educational charity aiming to improve social mobility through education.
Fischer Family Trust
Analysing pupil results and pupil progress to provide school leaders with insightful data to support school improvement and self-evaluation.
National Governors Association (NGA)
The NGA is an independent charity that aims to improve the educational standards and well-being of children and young people through supporting and promoting outstanding governance in all state-funded schools.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)
The EEF is an independent grant-making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents.
SGOSS - Governors for schools
School governor recruitment experts offering free services to volunteers, schools and employers, with a vision for every school in England to have a diverse and effective governing body driving school improvement.