January 2018 Governors Skills Audit
Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. At Hornsea Nursery School we believe the role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. As such we believe in recognising and utilising governors key skills. We also recognise the need for training and ensuring areas of expertise.
In January 2017, the DfE released a new Competency Framework for Governance, structured around the DfE’s newly identified “six features of Effective Governance”. The governance handbook 2017 states that “Boards should carry out regular audits of the skills they possess in the light of the skills and competences they need, taking account of the department’s Competency framework for governance”.
On a regular basis the governors carry out a skills audit. Analysis of the audit helps the school to identify strengths and areas for training / improvement.