NGA’s online self-evaluation for boards, chairs and governance professionals is an efficient and effective method for reviewing and evaluating different aspects of governance.

Simple to set up, the online self-evaluations automatically collates and analyses results which provides valuable insight, confidential feedback, and demonstrates that the board takes its performance seriously.

Why self-evaluate?

The Governance Handbook advises boards to evaluate themselves on a routine basis. NGA recommends that governing boards self-evaluate annually to help them:

  • deliver core functions in an effective, ethical and accountable way
  • assure compliance
  • continuously improve
  • achieve improved outcomes for pupils

NGA board self-evaluation

The online self-evaluation uses NGA’s question sets covering key areas of practice including the core functions of board culture and practice, structure, core functions and impact.

The self-evaluation is completed by all board members, senior executive leaders, and the governance professional.

NGA’s online board self-evaluation includes:

  • guidance on how to set up and run the self-evaluation
  • guidance and analysis of your evaluation reports
  • a governance action plan
  • an optional mentor session with an NGA governance consultant

NGA self-evaluation question sets for governing boards:

  • 20 questions for single school governing boards
  • 21 questions for multi academy trust boards
  • 16 questions for academy committees (local governing bodies)

The online board self-evaluation costs:

  • £220 for NGA GOLD members
  • £250 for NGA Standard members and non-members

MATs can purchase a whole MAT self-evaluation package by adding to their board self-evaluation order the following questions sets:

  • 17 questions for finance, audit and risk committees at an additional cost of £99

                              and/or

  • 16 questions for academy committees (LGBs) at an additional cost of:
    o    £695 for up to 10 LGBs
    o    £950 for 11-20 LGBs
    o    £1,500 for 21-30 LGBs
    o    £1,750 for 31 or more LGBs

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“This exercise has given me a baseline on which to build when I take the chair.”

“The report is the first step to developing a detailed governance action plan in an effort to get ALL governors actively engaged.”

NGA Chairs’ and Governance professionals' self-evaluation

Based on the DfE’s Competency Framework, a self-evaluation provides a comprehensive snapshot of your strengths and development needs. Completed by either the chair/governance professional and your chosen colleagues, it includes:

  • guidance on how to set up and run the self-evaluation
  • guidance and analysis of your evaluation reports
  • a governance action plan
  • an optional mentor session with an NGA governance consultant
  • confidential feedback from your peers on various aspects of your role

The online self-evaluation costs:

  • £220 for NGA GOLD members
  • £250 for NGA standard members and non-members

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

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