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Governance reviews - evaluating effectiveness

Monitoring a boards effectiveness is a key element of good governance. The board needs to assess its effectiveness and efficiency and ensure ongoing compliance with its statutory and legal duties under review. Individuals should also reflect on their own contribution helping to create a stronger and more motivated board.

The DfE Competency Framework for Governance  - Section 6 Evaluation  

Governing board self evaluation tools 

Governing Boards will be inspected on their approach to monitoring effectiveness as part of the current Ofsted School Inspection Framework.

We recommend that governing boards take a pro-active approach by completing an annual self review of governance and create a governing board development plan as a stand alone document or that forms part of the school development plan.  An annual review ensures you are working at the minimum level expected and can demonstrate a culture of self review and continuous improvement in governance.

The Governor and Clerking Service have developed a self evaluation audit tool available to those who have subscribed to an annual package of support.

We also offer a range of facilitated sessions used to support the Governing Board in evaluating effectiveness. 

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Supporting evaluation

We have developed a range of governance self-reviews and facilitated reviews to empower governors to assess the Governing Boards effectiveness and meet the expectations set by the Department for Education and inspected by Ofsted.  


Governance reviews currently available 

  • Facilitated governing board self-evaluation review
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  • Governing board procedural review
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  • Being prepared for Ofsted review
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  • External review of governance
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Facilitated Governing Board Self Evaluation Review

  • Two hour facilitated session used to support the Governing Board in completing a Self-Evaluation Audit Toolkit

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Governing board procedural review

  • Facilitated review for chair of governors and clerk to review and produce an action plan to ensure governing board compliance 

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Being prepared for Ofsted review

  • Facilitated review with the Chair of Governors and Headteacher to identify support and guidance and an action plan to ensure the school is prepared for your next Ofsted inspection.

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External review of governance

ERG - One session review - A two hour facilitated review

A lead consultant will review the schools data prepare the session with the Chair of Governors and facilitate a two hour session to review the effectiveness of governance. A report of recommendation will aid governors in the development a Governing Board Development Plan
 

ERG - Two session review and action planning

A single session review followed by a second session reflecting on the recommendation report and developing a Governing Board Action Plan

ERG - Three session reveiw, action plan and follow up

A review and action planning session followed by a third session reflecting on the progress made against the Governing Board Action Plan

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