Questions for governors: a framework to facilitate discussions between governors and school leaders

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The questions in this framework can help governing bodies identify areas to celebrate or challenge in their schools, enabling them to work with their senior leaders to drive improvement. This framework aims to enable governors to perform at their best, exemplifying an approach which could benefit all curriculum areas, although the main focus is on science and maths education. It contains a set of challenging questions on science and maths education for primary and secondary school governors to discuss with senior leaders, including evidence, benchmarks and ideas for improvement.

These questions have been produced by the Wellcome Trust in consultation with experts from scientific, mathematics and education communities, including the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education, the Campaign for Science and Engineering, the Education Endowment Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, the Institute of Physics, the National Governors’ Association, the National Science Learning Centre, the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry and many other organisations.

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