Last reviewed on 17 March 2022
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Follow these steps and use our resources to carry out your self-evaluation - there's a skills audit, templates to evaluate your board’s performance, and a dashboard for multi-academy trusts to get an overall picture across local governing bodies. Use our 360° feedback form to review your chair's performance.

Step 1: Audit your governors' skills and knowledge 

KeyDoc - governor skills audit based on the DfE competency framework

Ask each governor to fill in this audit as part of your governing board’s self-evaluation process. The audit will:

Tip: to help you get a good response rate, send governors this skills audit at the same time as you send them key documents that must be reviewed annually (e.g. declarations of interest and the code of conduct). 

Step 2: Get feedback from staff, parents and pupils

Use our questions to get an idea of what you can ask senior leaders,

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