Governing board diversity indicators form

"It is important that boards reflect the diversity of the school/trust communities that they serve...Diverse boards promote inclusive school environments and provide diverse role models for staff and young people."
The Governance Handbook

The NGA diversity indicators form can be used by governing boards in all types of school structure to gather diversity data on their membership and use this as a basis for discussion and action.

Download diversity indicators form (MS Word)

We recommend that you review the questions and adapt the form to fit the context and circumstances of your school or trust.

The form should be circulated to all board members and the responses evaluated by either or a combination of the chair, the governance professional and the school/trust leader. The following guide will help those tasked with collating and reporting on the responses:

Download guide to evaluating and reporting responses (MS Word)

Email if you require the form in an alternative format such as a PDF or web-based template.

When to complete the form

It may be useful to manage this task alongside completing an annual skills audit to provide a complete picture. However, some boards may choose to complete the diversity indicators form at a different point or consider the matter as part of a wider conversation about diversity and inclusion.

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