Assessors Support

The documents on this page are designed to support your work as assessors.

Training Tools

These are six training tools that can be used in supporting a governing body in preparing a Governor Mark application. Training tool 1 also lends itself to being used as a briefing for larger numbers of governors from a variety of schools.

Impact Statements

These impact statements are real and permission has been given by the schools for their wider use. None of the schools and none of the impact statements are set up as perfect, but are certainly fit for purpose. The key question a good impact statement prompts is ‘prove it’ or ‘show me’. A weak impact statement will prompt the question ‘So what?’.

Assessor Documentation

The updated assessor feedback form, and the revised Assessor Process File.


Thank you for feedback report and letter. These will go to the next Board meeting so that governors can reflect on what actions are needed to address the suggested improvements.

On behalf of the governors I would like to thank you for the rigorous and professional way that the whole process was conducted and the detailed feedback which will help shape our future planning.

The whole process was very enlightening. Firstly, our meetings are now a lot more structured around the actions we can take to have a positive impact. It was also an excellent opportunity to assess our ways of working, strengthen our procedures, highlight our strengths and weaknesses and discover what we can do to move forward as an effective, cohesive governing board.