Governing board self-evaluation: resources
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
Ask each governor to fill in this audit as part of your governing board’s self-evaluation process. The audit will:
- Help governors consider their confidence with regard to the 6 key competencies in the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) competency framework for governance
- Identify any potential areas for training and development among governors (see step 4 below)
- Help inform your recruitment and hiring decisions in the future
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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