Ofsted has undergone some fundamental changes over the past few years.

By using Shaping Governance: Improve, we ensure that your governors have a common understanding of how the school ‘measures’ up against the framework and help them to produce a detailed action plan that the board can use to improve their governance across the school year.

Governors have responsibility for strategic oversight and for holding the Headteacher to account for the educational and financial performance of the school.  Therefore, they need a good awareness of how a school delivers its vision, how it ensures that the curriculum is fit for purpose, and how it supports each child to reach their potential.

The Original Shaping Governance: Improve;  helps Governors and Senior Leaders to explore their current practice against areas of the Ofsted Framework. Using a number of specially designed reflective questions, governors learn about what they should be doing, share practice across the board and, with challenge and support from our experts, identify how they can improve their monitoring and oversight.

Schools use  Shaping Governance: Improve to prepare for Ofsted Inspections, whether that is because an inspection is imminent or that there has been a change in governors or senior leaders.  Sessions focus on the whole school, including the Ofsted framework, which gives governors an enhanced holistic view and provides a good reminder and rehearsal for all.  

Our support helped Marton and District Primary School in

Congleton to improve their Governance Ofsted judgement

Find out how Shaping Governance helped

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