Effective Local Governance Survey

The Edurio Effective Local Governance survey will help multi-academy trusts guide their strategy for improving how their local governing bodies operate.

The survey covers a self-audit of local governing body members and school leaders and investigates a range of specific topics that have been highlighted as key to successful systems of governance.

Edurio has helped over 1500 schools in the UK and internationally to analyse stakeholder feedback. We partner with leading school groups and academic institutions to design pupil, parent and staff survey instruments that help school leaders make better decisions.

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Survey Research topics

The survey instrument was designed by Edurio in in collaboration with researchers at UCL Institute of Education, with additional guidance from Trust leaders. The survey instrument is based on research and practitioner interviews and validated with thousands of school staff members to make sure they accurately evaluate the key themes - process efficiency, strategic alignment and governor capabilities. 

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A clear process of governance is important for ensuring valuable oversight of schools. Clear schemes of delegation are increasingly important as local governing bodies adapt to their role within a multi-academy trust. 

Survey themes
Structure and Schemes of delegation
Meetings and workload

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An effective governance requires frequent communication between the school leadership team and the local governing body. Ensuring a shared vision of the school's strategic improvement goals is crucial.

Survey themes
Shared vision

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To explore ways in which a local governing body might be strengthened, governors are asked to reflect on the capacity and skills of their local governing body to fulfill its core statutory functions.

Survey themes
Clarity of vision
School leadership accountabilty

More Details About Our Local Governance Survey 

Tailoring: It is important that the survey reflects the values and ethos of your organisation. You will be able to work with our specialists to add custom questions.

Edurio platform: We provide seamless surveying, accessible but powerful analytics, tracking progress and other useful features. 

Trust and national benchmarking: Survey results can be compared to a trust and national level benchmark providing you with a national picture for comparison.

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What Others Have Said About Our Survey: 

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"Everything we do, we can do better and one very powerful way of improving what you're doing is by getting good quality feedback and acting intelligently in response to that feedback."

 Jon Coles - United Learning

"For me, the Edurio survey allows all staff to have a voice - an open, honest and safe voice - that can be heard, celebrated and used in a way that ensures further development of school practice, school policy and the school ethos ensuring everybody involved - staff, pupils and the community - continue to move forward together."

Simon Davies - Deputy Head Teacher/Class Teacher at Silverdale Primary Academy

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Get the Edurio Effective Local Governance Survey today! 

Our prices start from £250 per school

If you are interested in learning more, we would be happy to schedule a video call to demonstrate the Edurio platform and discuss the Effective Local Governance survey in more detail.

During the call (30-45 minutes) you will:

  • have a look at the survey questions
  • get to know the data collection process
  • experience Edurio results exploration
  • receive answers to any additional questions you may have

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Edurio’s research

Edurio is the UK’s leading stakeholder feedback platform for schools. We run research projects in the UK and internationally and create guidance reports for school leaders and policymakers. Edurio’s survey platform allows easy feedback collection from pupils, parents and staff members on important topics.

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