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Governing board evaluation

Competency Framework for Governance

A summary of the framework and how it can be used to support succession planning and induction, and identify training needs.


The Department for Education (DfE) Competency Framework for Governance is designed to help governing boards assess what knowledge, skills and behaviour are needed to govern the school, or group of schools, most effectively.

This page covers:

  • how to use the Competency Framework
  • the framework structure
  • development of the framework

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