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Self-Evaluation for Clerks

About Self-Evaluation

Professional clerking provides an invaluable contribution in meeting the administrative and procedural requirements of Governing Boards and enabling Governance Leaders to carry out their roles efficiently and effectively.

GovernorSpace Self-Evaluation Tool

Our innovative, national, web-based programme is designed to facilitate increased clerking expertise in a culture of excellence with clear direction and support. The GovernorSpace clerking self-evaluation tool allows you to review your contribution to the effective performance of the board against the Clerking Competency Framework using a simple RAG rating.

The RAG system is a popular method of rating for issues or status reports, based on Red, Amber and Green colours used in a traffic light rating system. It’s a simple way of tracking progress and seeking support and guidance from sponsor and senior stakeholders.

The self-evaluation will be completed by you, with reference to your Governance Leaders, to give you an objective view of how to further develop your knowledge and skills. This will provide the basis for you to complete a Clerking Development Plan, identifying key actions, professional development activities and success criteria.

To help you with this, we will assign you an expert Clerking Mentor to support you in identifying success criteria and development activities.

To provide flexibility you will receive credits to use on development activities including interactive webinars, bespoke webinars and mentoring. Find out more about the credit system and development activities on our About Us page.

When training and development activities have taken place, you and your assigned Mentor will review your progress against the development plan to provide evidence of improvement and impact.

It is recommended that you complete the programme over two to three terms.

Why choose GovernorSpace?

  • The self-evaluation can be completed anytime and anywhere there’s an internet connection – whether that’s from your school building or from the comfort of your home.
  • Provides real-time and valuable evidence for Ofsted linked to the Clerking Competency Framework.
  • Provides a tailored service enabling you to follow your own development route and evidence your development over time.
  • High quality self-evaluation tool which is easy-to-use and self-navigate.
  • Access one-to-one mentor support from trusted experts with extensive experience in school governance and clerking.

Register now to access training, peer-to-peer and mentor support, self-evaluation tools, useful resources and much more - All free of charge to you and your school.


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