When you'll need to show that your board is providing effective governance
Having an overview of where your board is effective, and understanding where to target improvement, is vital to providing good governance of your trust. You're probably already using self-evaluation, skills audits and external reviews to do just this.
There are some occasions, though, when you'll need to be able to demonstrate this to other bodies, including showing evidence.
If you're looking to grow your trust
New guidance on commissioning high-quality trusts and the trust quality descriptions (annex A) define what the Department for Education (DfE) wants trusts to deliver. Read our summary to help you get to grips with the new guidance.
If you're aiming to grow, you'll need