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.
The DfE Competency Framework for Governance - Section 6 Evaluation
The Governor and Clerking Service have developed tools and support sessions to enable governing boards to consider and review their effectiveness and help develop action plans for improvement.
The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 state that governing boards should review their effectiveness regularly. Governing Boards will be inspected on this 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.
The Governor and Clerking Service have developed a range of reviews designed to:
Facilitated Governing Board Self Evaluation Review
Governing Board Procedural Review
Being Prepared for Ofsted Review
Package price: £265 per review- (Some LA maintained schools are entitled to funding towards the cost please see below)
All LA maintained schools that have been graded as either Special Measures (SM) or Requires Improvement (RI) by Ofsted or have been considered to be at risk of SM or RI by the LA are entitled to a 25% or 50% discount.