Governors want and need to know their schools.
Many governors find that visiting, particularly during the day, is a helpful way to find out about the schools.
Visits can also be an important part of robust school accountability.
Through pre-arranged visits, governors can check that the schools are implementing the policies and improvement plans they have signed off, and see for themselves how their vision and plans for the schools are working in practice.
Visits also provide an opportunity to arrange meetings with pupils, staff and parents about what they think of the school and how it is changing.