Understand Your Role

Educational Governance is a changing field with increasing responsibilities, particularly for those who govern multiple schools within Multi Academy Trust.    It is pertinent that all those responsible for governance understand their roles and can reflect on and share their best practices and understand where and when developments are necessary.   The sixth feature in the DfE competency framework for governance focuses on effective evaluation.

6.b. ‘it is essential for the board to reflect on its own effectiveness including the effectiveness of its process and structures.  This will assist in building relationships and improving accountability and will enable the board to ensure that there is clear distinction between strategic and operational leadership…’


It is the responsibility of the board to evaluate their practice and gather a clear understanding of any improvements required.  An external review will support the board with knowledge relating to their strategic effectiveness, provide compliance assurance and evidence how well they are achieving their three core functions of governance.

The outcome of your review will be a full written report providing details of your current position including an action plan to support any recommendations for development.  Your leadership and governance consultant will present the report findings and action plan to your Board.

Our governance compliance and external review service provides three support options:

  •  Governance Review
  •  Compliance Review
  • Governance and Compliance Review

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