Guide for governing boards

School governors and trustees play a crucial role in improving school performance by providing support and challenge to the headteacher and their leadership team. It is essential, therefore, that you can access and use the best available evidence-based resources.

This can sometimes be difficult. Many governors and trustees are short on time and do not have a background in teaching. It can also be hard to know where to find jargon-free and trustworthy information.

This is where the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) can help. Our EEF guide to becoming an evidence-informed school governor and trustee is designed to offer you a quick way into the evidence we make freely available to all schools. We hope it will help promote better-informed discussion in governing boards about how your school can improve.


You can download a printable version of this guide here.