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School governors need to be involved in the monitoring and evaluation of primary schools. But what areas should you be monitoring and how can you ensure that monitoring is effective? This free course, School Governors: primary school monitoring, will help you assess these matters and also look at the kind of evidence you should be sourcing, and how that evidence should be evaluated.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand the nature and value of the governing body's monitoring role as part of school improvement
- demonstrate a familiarity with governors and their different forms of monitoring and understand ways in which governors can undertake their role as critical friends of the school
- reflect upon the importance of sharing information between members of the governing body and school staff
- demonstrate awareness of the importance of the evaluative processes to the improvement cycle.
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School Governors: primary school monitoring
School governors need to be involved in the monitoring and evaluation of primary schools. But what areas should you be monitoring and how can you ensure that monitoring is effective. This course will help you assess these matters and also look at the kind of evidence you should be sourcing, and how that evidence should be evaluated.
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This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Educational Practice courses or view the range of currently available OU Educational Practice courses.
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Originally published: Thursday, 21st July 2011
Last updated on: Monday, 7th March 2016
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