Competency Framework made simple

The DfE recently published a Competency Framework as well as a revised Governance Handbook The framework was received either with delight or horror. It is a sizeable document and is in fact meant to support building stronger governance. Naureen Khalid has done a sterling job of simplifying it for us. Here, she looks at Knowledge and Skills for All. Do pop […]

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Suggestions from Ofsted on improving governance

Improving governance

Ofsted produced an excellent report at the end of last year. Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) commissioned Improving Governance to investigate the challenges facing governing bodies in schools. Key Findings include: Many governors lack the expertise needed in an increasingly complex education system to hold school leaders to account.  Governors need better access to highly skilled people who have the educational […]

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