Your School, Your Community

Posted on 15/06/2016 by Su Turner.

In our first publication Back to School, we explored the role that Overview and Scrutiny could play in supporting schools and holding the education sector to account. The case for a continued but changing role for councils and their scrutiny function was compelling in relation to all schools, whatever their governance. One area that emerged from this work was the need to explore further the role of individual councillors in school improvement.

This second publication explores how a councillor might use their community leadership role to develop new relationships with the schools in their ward.

About the Author: Su Turner

CfGS has a wealth of experience in supporting the governance and scrutiny of safeguarding, children’s services and education, for more information please contact us by emailing: This page was originally authored by Su Turner, formerly Director of Children and Young People, who left CfGS in April 2017.