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Governor Monitoring Visits (Circle Model 22-23)

Our model policy (Circle Based Model) applies to school visits made for the purpose of governance.

Protocol and Procedures for a Circle Based Governance Model

Our model policy applies to school visits made for the purpose of governance, where committees have been replaced by either board meetings or any other governor visit.

By adopting and applying this model policy boards will ensure that all school visits will:

  • have a clear focus, linked to strategic priorities and delegated governor roles, be timely and planned against the board approved monitoring schedule and board meetings
  • be arranged with adequate notice through the headteacher who will agree it with the relevant members of staff
  • have a written report to evidence the visit and effective delegated function as well as enable further scrutiny, challenge and strategic decision making by the board
  • be of value to the board in ensuring its effectively fulfils its core functions; collectively holds the school to account in replacement of committees, which can be demonstrably evidenced to outside agencies such as Ofsted.

Please remember you are purchasing access to this content for the academic year 1 September 2022 - 31 August 2023.

The Governor Monitoring Visits Policy (Circle Based Model) 2022-2023 can be purchased individually, or it is available as part of the Governor Services Training Package.

If your governing board don't use the Circle Model, we also have a Model Governor Visits Policy (Committee Model) available. Click the button below for more information.