School Visits

The role of Governing Body is to monitor the progress and performance of the school. Governors agree to visit the school at least once a year when they become a governor at Milford. This can take any form.  The visits will enable the governors to:

  • See the school at work
  • Get to know the staff
  • Give active support
  • Be aware of the effects of change
  • Work in partnership with the staff

Our visits enable the Governors to support the School Development Plan (SDP) for this academic year. Once visits are complete, Governors responsible for each visit report back to the full body on observations and recommendations.


2017/18 School Improvement Plan Priorities

  1. To accelerate progress and raise attainment for all learners (including PP and SEND)

Potential visits

  • Develop understanding of teacher’s pupil progress tracking
  • Visit subject leader’s and understand how they monitor impact of their plans
  • Visit inclusion manager and teachers to understand how SEND and PP premium children are supported


  1. To develop the school curriculum

Potential visits

  • Visit Curriculum lead to understand plans and how impact is monitored
  • Take a subject area and find out how this is actively managed and taught in school
  • Visit a school music lesson
  • Walk around school and look at displays
  • Understand how computing is used to improve children’s outcomes
  1. Develop and embed assessment procedures
  • Visit staff to understand how they use assessment
  • Understand how SMT use data to monitor attainment and progress
  • Ask pupils whether they know what their next steps in learning are


Additionally, we have statutory requirements to look at:

Running the school efficiently and effectively

Visits we must perform relate to:

    1. Management of current expenditures
    2. Procurement policies and processes
    3. Staffing expenditure/appraisal
    4. Fraud prevention and detection (internal procedures)
    5. Safeguarding
    6. Attendance