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Board of Trustees Improvement Priorities 2017/18

Self Review

As a Board of Trustees we are highly committed to self review in order to improve our own effectiveness.

We take full account of the ‘Twenty-one Questions for Multi Academy Trusts, outcomes from our Multi Academy Trust Trustee Skills Audit, the Ofsted inspection handbook and subsidiary guidance and best practice reports and from our self evaluation we have identified the improvement priorities that will appear in our plan for 2017/18. The plan will be discussed and finalised at our AGM on 28th September 2017.

In addition to our monitoring roles and responsibilities, we have determined a set of Minimum Expectations. for the 2017-18 academic year which together with the Competency Framework for Governance and all statutory documents and policies underpins our work throughout the year.

Wellcome Trust: Questions for Governors to Ask about Maths and Science

Governor Monitoring

Governors carry out many monitoring activities in order to ensure actions undertaken by the school impact in a positive way on pupils' outcomes. Each year, at least one of the monitoring activities focuses on discussions with the children. During our two most recent monitoring rounds children were asked about their perceptions of the way the school was helping them to improve their spelling (2015/16) and in 2016/17 pupils were asked about their increased opportunities for choice and how it impacted on their learning.

As Trustees we will be continuing to focus at least one monitoring activity during 2017/18 on children's perceptions of the impact of a school priority .

Changes to Ofsted Inspections from September 2016

The latest Ofsted Inspection Handbook from September 2016 together with the most recent gtuidance from Ofsted to school inspectors pubished in September 2017.

National Governance Association

Recent publications and information - autumn term 2017.

NGA Learning Link

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FFT Aspire free training modules

FFT Aspire offers 2 free training modules for Governors/Trustees. Further information is included in the leaflet below or follow this link. http://elearning.fft.org.uk