Our model policy applies to school visits made for the purpose of governance and not to visits to the school site that any individual may make in another capacity e.g., as parents, priests, professional advisers, volunteers or members of staff.
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 holding the school to account and demonstrably evidenced to outside agencies such as Ofsted.