Competence tracks and improves the effectiveness of Governors - and their
Assess the effectiveness and competence collectively of your Governing Body through objective 360 assessments against the DfE defined and required Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours. Allows the Governing Body to identify strengths and opportunities and to develop the full range of general and specific competencies to discharge their duties effectively.
Ensure leadership and effectiveness from the Chair of Governors through objective 360 assessment of the Chair by all Governors using the general and chair-specific competencies defined by the DfE.
Self assessment by each Governor can be extremely useful in determining which of the general or specialist competencies need to be improved across the Governing Body and individually. The Chair can add their own Governor assessments or comments to facilitate one-to-one discussions
Compare progressive development of the Governing Body's capabilities consistently including DfE required competencies, soft skills and strengths. Identify where the Governing Body requires further development & assess progress and compliance in as much or as little detail as required. 360 assessments can include all Governors and stakeholders.
Benefit from open, objective and insightful 360 assessment of the capabilities, performance and leadership of the Chair of Governors by the Governors - anonymously where preferred - and aggregated to form a complete picture of competence.
360 assessment can include all Governors and wider stakeholders.
Quick, simple and comprehensive self-assessment by Governors against DfE Competency Framework with scoring, comments and recommendations. Allows identification of Board competency spread and knowledge, skills and behaviours development required.
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Measures Governor's and Board's progress against competence criteria as per published DfE Competence Framework using the following tools:
All key aspects of Governor, Chair and Governing Body competencies
The benefits of competency assessments are very considerable but practicality can be time-consuming.
The Competence app allows a Governing Body to meet these challenges.
The Competence app meets all these requirements with speed and simplicity
Allows fully flexible competence assessment criteria including Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours at multiple levels of detail with comments, attachments, goal-setting, feedback, action items,
Allows flexibility for progress measurement over time of improving competency scores for the Governing Body, Governors and Chair including self-assessment, peer-group assessment or Chair-assessment. A wide range of numerical and verbal scoring options can be set such as 1-5, 1-10, RAG rating and many others.
Progress measurement of competencies including knowledge, skills and behaviours attained are easily accessible to Chairs, Clerks and Regulatory Bodies such as OFSTED.
Fully-featured cloud based capability incorporating all the latest methodologies including links, images, video, audio and speech-to-text.
Compelling visual presentation of progress against all competence criteria plus Governing Body development progress including spider-charts, graphs and dashboards.
Available for individual Governors, Chair and the Governing Body as a collective whole.
Monitoring the capabilities of the Governing Body and individual Governors against the DfE Competence Framework and in the attainment of improved knowledge, skills and behaviours, backed by clear evidential proof, is the cornerstone of the Competence Governance app.
Spoken comments-to-text, plus graphical progress reporting, video evidencing and high security levels lead the way in this modern age of the app.
Use of technology coupled with thought-leading competence frameworks promotes excellence in Governing Body performance improvement.