AISNSW conducts a School Board Appraisal (SBA) process as part of a suite of governance services to independent schools in NSW. The SBA process seeks to assess how successfully a board discharges its dual responsibilities of compliance and performance, and how these processes may be improved to further the effectiveness of governance, and the mission and purposes of the school.
The SBA process collects quantitative and qualitative data in relation to ten key areas of board effectiveness and performance:
- Board Selection
- Induction, mentoring and training,
- Monitoring and assessing the School’s achievement of key goals and objectives
- Ensuring short and long term financial stability
- Relationships between Principal and Chair
- Current strengths and areas of improvement
- Issues for the coming year
- Board skill set
- Future issues
The SBA process is facilitated by Chris Duncan, Division Head of Governance.