Springing into School Governance

As part of understanding progress, governors carried out pupil and staff voice exercises or focus groups, interviewed school leaders and specialist members of staff including SEND and safeguarding leads, attended worship, toured schools, sat in classrooms, and viewed work of all kinds while visiting the school during the school this spring.

Governors’ findings were then captured as part of an adapted meeting of the governing body and will be used as the basis for setting school priorities in future.

The themes of governors’ findings included the warmth and heartfelt Catholic identity felt in schools across Romero.

The feedback also identified areas to improve – for example, pupils talked to governors about how poor behaviour in classrooms can make it harder to learn. Where areas for improvement have been identified, this will be acted on by schools.

Highlights of the visits included the Saint Gregory’s guinea pigs and book machine, while at Saint Patrick’s and SS Peter and Paul, it was poetry books and sustainability everywhere.