External Review of Governance

GLM is committed to the provision of high quality support and development for governance and leadership in schools.

Our experienced Governor Mark Assessors and NLGs will undertake an ERG to provide the governing board with an external perspective on the effectiveness of its processes and structures, and to provide recommendations as the basis of an action plan for further improvement. The review is not an inspection, but is rather a constructive activity which supports your governors’ own actions to raise the standards of governance in your school. A governing body may commission the review as a result of an Ofsted inspection recommendation, or may initiate the review itself as part of its own ongoing development.

The governing body will:
  • receive a number of recommendations on how to make its work more effective
  • have an opportunity to discuss the recommendations
  • have documentary evidence that its members are reflective about their own practice and are taking action to improve effectiveness.
  • be in a stronger position to take responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the school and support school improvement

Thank you for feedback report and letter. These will go to the next Board meeting so that governors can reflect on what actions are needed to address the suggested improvements.

On behalf of the governors I would like to thank you for the rigorous and professional way that the whole process was conducted and the detailed feedback which will help shape our future planning.

The whole process was very enlightening. Firstly, our meetings are now a lot more structured around the actions we can take to have a positive impact. It was also an excellent opportunity to assess our ways of working, strengthen our procedures, highlight our strengths and weaknesses and discover what we can do to move forward as an effective, cohesive governing board.