What Ofsted wants governors to do matters. Part 2. With thanks to Mary Myatt

Governing Matters

The Northern Rocks Education Conference was held on Saturday 7th June at Leeds Metropolitan University. You can read more about the event here. Mary Myatt (Lead Ofsted Inspector @MaryMyatt) was one of the speakers. Her session was on Ofsted; FAQ. Prior to the conference, Mary tweeted asking people if there were any questions they would like covered in her session. This was a brilliant idea! Many of her followers (including me) who couldn’t be at the conference tweeted back with questions. Mary has blogged about the questions she was asked and the replies. My question was about governance. The question and the reply are reproduced below, with Mary’s permission.

Q: What does Ofsted expect governors to do when looking at books, going into classrooms?

Ans: An inspection team will expect the governors to have a clear view about the strengths of the school and the areas for…

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