Competency Framework for Governance

Competency Framework for Governance

Consultant: Steve BarkerDate posted: January 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a Competency Framework for Governance, detailing what they define as the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for effective governance in maintained schools, academies and multi-academy trusts.

 

The guidance is non-statutory but nonetheless outlines DfE current thinking on the essentials of effective governance and the expectation is clearly that governing bodies and academy trust boards should be mindful of these competencies both in recruiting governors and trustees and in shaping the development and training priorities for governance in their school or trust.

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