"Ofsted has gone through some fundamental changes over the past few years,
the focus of investigations will be very different to a school previous experience".
Governors have responsibility for strategic oversight and in holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational and financial performance of the school. Therefore, they need good awareness of how a school delivers its vision; how it ensures that the curriculum is fit for purpose, and in how it supports each child to reach their potential.
Shaping Governance helps Governors and Senior Leaders to explore their current practice against areas of the Ofsted Framework. Using a number of 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 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 a good reminder.
Using Shaping Governance ensures that there is a common understanding
on how the school ‘measures’ up against the framework, and produces
detailed actions that the board can deliver across the school year.