Inspire TSA is committed to supporting the development of high quality governance. The
governance health check provides schools and academies to review their practice.
The Inspire TSA is well-placed to support the development and improvement of the
governing body and is offering a Governance Health Check (GHC) to schools and
academies. The GHC is available to all educational phases and to all Ofsted categories.
It is intended to provide an overview on governance and to generate high level comments
on the strengths and possible areas for attention.
The health check consists of one days’ work, covering a desk top review and in school
interviews which includes:
A review of key strategic documents
1:1 discussions with the Chair, the Headteacher/Principal and the Clerk
Production of a concise bullet point report
The GHC is delivered by a National Leader of Governance (NLG) or National Leader of
Education(NLE). National leaders of governance are highly effective chairs of governors,
who use their skills and experience to support chairs of governors in other schools and
academies. They work to increase leadership capacity to help raise standards so that
improvements can be sustained.
The GHC will focus on elements of:
- vision, ethos, and strategic direction
- delivery of statutory responsibilities
- holding the Headteacher/Principal to account for performance
- effective governance practice
- mentoring/coaching the chair
Reporting and follow up
The resulting report will be produced within a week of the GHC and will highlight strengths
and suggested issues that the school might want to look at further.
This might lead to further actions, including a full governance review, or advice on a specific
area, or just some supportive suggestions on how to get more out of the current