Consecutive Ofsted Frameworks for the Evaluation of Schools have been consistent in the requirement that schools have a robust system of self-evaluation in place. The most effective governing boards not only contribute to this process, but also strengthen it, as a result of their own self-evaluation and development. Their work ensures they are "evaluating their performance regularly in the light of Ofsted expectations and other good practice and making changes as necessary to improve their effectiveness." (Governance Handbook 2019).
Governing boards striving for a 'good' or 'outstanding' report, know that good governance is a key element of securing such judgements.
This is why Integra Schools, Governor Services recommends that every governing board should regularly and systematically evaluate their practice.
The Integra Schools faciliatated self-evaluation tool is designed to support governing boards in reviewing and developing:
Strategic Leadership - How well we know our school
Relationships and Responsibilities - How well we work in partnership
Functioning and Legal Duties - How well we ensure efficient practice