Review of Governance Performance

The Code of Good Governance for English Colleges states that college governors must:

Regularly review governance performance and effectiveness.

The following provides guidance and support on this including board effectiveness reviews and benchmarking.

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Guidance notes

Guidance for chairs, principals, clerks and governors who are considering how they will evaluate the board's performance.

How the performance of the chair can be appraised and how feedback can be used to support the chair's development and effectiveness. 

Guidance to support clerks and chairs in considering ways of carrying out individual governor appraisals, and to help governors understand the different processes


A review of expectations, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), 2015

How colleges improve. A review of effective practice: what makes an impact and why, Ofsted, 2012



Examples of templates used for corporation self-assessment, including performance reviews of the chair, corporation and committees.