Online self-evaluation tools

NGA Online Appraisals

NGA’s online appraisals offer a quick, administratively light and economic method of self-reviewing the effectiveness of your board’s leadership, and of the effectiveness of the board itself.  Each appraisal package includes:

  • The online appraisal tool
  • Guidance on how to set up and run your appraisal
  • A mentor session with an NGA consultant which ensures that the self-review element is moderated by an experienced and knowledgeable governance professional
  • Template documents to guide you through an analysis of your appraisal report and the creation of a personal development plan

 

1. Board appraisal

This simple to set up online appraisal package has the following features:

  • The appraisal draws on the APPG 20 questions for governing boards, the APPG 21 questions for MAT boards, and a set of questions for academy committees (local governing bodies), and is completed by all board members, senior executive leaders and the clerk
  • There is clear guidance on how to set up, run and analyse the appraisal report  
  • An NGA consultant offers a short telephone mentor session to guide the chair through the analysis of the appraisal report and the identification of key areas for development
  • Template documents are designed to guide the chair through an analysis of the appraisal report and the creation of a governance action plan
  • The appraisal can be re-run towards the end of the year which provides evidence for progress made

 

“This exercise has given me a baseline on which to build when I take the chair although some issues will start to be addressed straight away once an action plan has been put together.”

“The report is the first step to developing a detailed governance action plan in an effort to get ALL governors to acknowledge changed expectations and actively engaged in identifying and getting involved in work to develop more effective governance.“

 

The online board appraisal costs:
£199 for NGA GOLD members
£225 for NGA standard members and non members   

 

Board Appraisal

 

2. Chairs’ 360° appraisal

This simple to set up online appraisal package has the following features:

  • The appraisal draws on the DfE’s governance competency framework and is completed by the chair and chosen colleagues
  • There is clear guidance on how to set up, run and analyse the appraisal
  • An NGA consultant offers a short telephone mentor session to guide the chair through the analysis of the appraisal report and the identification of key areas for development
  • Template documents are designed to guide you through an analysis of your appraisal report and the creation of a personal development plan
  • The appraisal can be re-run towards the end of the year which provides evidence for progress made

“I was surprised at how useful the process has proven to be.”

“I found the process reassuring: my own appraisal matched the responses others gave.  I will be sharing my report with my colleagues.”

“I enjoyed the process and found no real surprises but now feel confident that I can spread this practice throughout my MAT.”

The online chairs’ 360° appraisal costs:
£199 for NGA GOLD members
£225 for NGA standard members and non members   

 

Chairs 360° appraisal

 

Contact

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