As you will know from our September newsletter, the governors are keen to share the progress they are making against the key priorities of the post Ofsted action plan. The first step taken was in July 2018, when we completed an External Review of Governance (as suggested in the Ofsted report), by a National Lead Governor advocate, Matt Miller MBE. Matt's knowledge and expertise in governance ensured that this was an incredibly supportive process and he thoroughly enabled us to self assess our skills in each of the main governance areas. It was extremely useful to see our strengths and areas for development highlighted and not only did Matt provide us with examples and resources to make the necessary improvements, he will also return next Spring to evaluate our progress. A summary of his findings can be seen below.