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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.

This article is aimed at whoever leads the central governance team in your trust. They may be called a ‘governance co-ordinator’, ‘governance manager’, ‘head of governance’ or something different.

If you're on a local governing body (LGB): double check if your trust is organising self-evaluations across the trust. If you want to do it under your own steam, you can use all of the resources in this article (except step 4) for your self-evaluation.

Step 1: Audit your local governors' skills and knowledge 

KeyDoc - governor skills audit based on the DfE competency framework

Help local 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 local governors (see step 5 below) Help inform your recruitment and hiring decisions in the

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