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Safeguarding self-audit toolkit

The safeguarding in education team provides schools/colleges with this toolkit to help settings check safeguarding policies, practices, processes and procedures are meeting safeguarding duties effectively.


Co-opted governor appointments

The School Governance (Constitution) Regulations 2012 contain an explicit requirement that all appointed governors “have the skills required to contribute to effective governance and the success of the school”.

Further information

The Role of the Co-opted Governor 

Skills Audit

The NGA model skills audit is based on the DfE's Competency Framework for Governance and helps governing boards to identify skills gaps and the skills prospective governors can bring to the board.

NGA Skills Audit

The NGA has produced skills audits for single/maintained schools and MAT trust boards. A matrix to collate and analyse the results is also available on the site. 

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