Annal Nayyar – blogs-Chief inspector raises the stakes for school governance


Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, will today launch a powerful new online tool designed to support governors to hold their schools to account. He will say that there will be ‘no excuses’ for governors who don’t understand and challenge their school robustly. He will call for more paid governors, better training, and for more professional governors drawn from both the public and private sectors. He will also challenge local authorities to take rapid action where governance is weak.

The School Data Dashboard will for the first time provide a simple, publicly available overview on a single page of how effectively a school is performing in test and exam results and attendance compared to other schools. Ofsted will publish a dashboard for over 20,000 mainstream primary and secondary schools. The new dashboards will be updated every year.

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