Skills audit and skills matrix
The NGA skills audit and skills matrix help governing boards identify where they need to develop knowledge, skills and behaviour to deliver their functions effectively.
Our new ‘how-to’ guide which accompanies the skills audit and matrix contains additional guidance to help boards act on their evaluation:
How to use the NGA skills audit and skills matrix
For maintained school governors including those governing in a federation, trustees of single academy trusts and academy committee members (often referred to as local governing bodies):
For trustees of multi-academy trusts only:
About the 2020 update
The NGA skills audit, matrix and accompanying guide has been refreshed for 2020. However, the core content and substance are unchanged from 2019. Updates include:
The range of skills and knowledge covered by the skills audit remain the same and continue to reflect the DfE’s Competency Framework. However, the list of statements has been reduced and clarified to ensure accessibility for all levels of governance.
The skills audit asks individuals to rate their agreement with a range of statements (rather than rate their level of experience).
The ‘how-to’ guide which accompanies the skills audit and matrix contains additional guidance to help boards act on their evaluation through creating development plans.
NGA has a range of guidance available for boards working on improving their effectiveness. Relevant guidance includes: