On Thursday 26 November, the Department for Education (DfE) released its latest edition of the Governance Handbook (previously Governors’ Handbook).

You can download a copy here.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out 10 key questions that it recommends governors ask to better understand and challenge their school’s performance:

  1. What are the school’s values? Are they reflected in our long-term development plans?
  2. How are we going to raise standards for all children, including the most and least able, those with special educational needs, boys and girls, and any who are currently underachieving?
  3. Have we got the right staff and the right development and reward arrangements?