EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GOVERNANCE
The Department for Education highly recommends that governing boards should regularly self-reflect, and there are many ways in which boards can review their effectiveness.
As Insight to Impact is a reflective organisation, we strongly recommend that Governors, at least annually, reflect on what they have done, how they operate and what they need to do next. Regular self reflection not only helps to develop an improvement plan, but it helps to keep governors knowledge and skills up to date and fresh.
External Reviews of Governance
External Reviews of Governance are a powerful tool for improving governance in your school. As an experienced governor and National Leaders of Governance, Su Turner will support you and your governing board in identifying areas of strength to build on, and areas for development, leaving you with a focused action plan to support your next steps in moving your governing board towards good or outstanding practice.
External Reviews of Governance are available as a response to an Ofsted recommendation, or for any governing board wanting to reflect and improve; and follow guidance developed nationally.
The External Review of Governance process includes a desk top review of governing paperwork, one to one meetings with headteacher, clerk, chair and as many other governors as possible and a full governing board self-review session. Following this, the school receives a report of the board's strengths and areas for development, and an action plan to improve governance practice within the school or academy.
Shaping Governance® is our multi-award-winning governance improvement toolkit, that
makes an immediate improvement to governance in a school. It's highly interactive; ensuring that
all Governors get a chance to learn, contribute and enhance their effectiveness. Insight to Impact
created Shaping Governance® as a one-stop-shop for governor reflection, sharing, learning and
improving tool - and takes just two-hours!
Governors identify and co-produce improvements - which means that they own them and
implement them more effectively.
Shaping Governance® is a Membership programme, which you can find out more about on
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“Su was instrumental in the increased confidence and improvement of our Governing Board, resulting in a GOOD Ofsted judgement “
What others say ...
"Su gathered thoughts from all, shared her expertise, kept the discussion focussed taking the pertinent comments and turning them into appropriate actions".