The role and responsibilities of school governors are defined in various acts of parliament and through statutory regulations. This section will help clerks and governors find out more about what they must do and what they can do as governors.
This article summarises the rules underpinning admissions into Academies and Free Schools. It aims to raise governors' and clerk's awareness of the rules that their schools must follow.
This article explains, the new mandatory timelines documents, for maintained schools and academies, published by the DfE. They outline statutory duties on schools and dates when actions must be taken by, and vital planning documents for governors and clerks.
This article explores The School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 and their implications for governing bodies in federations of schools.
This article explores the government's White Paper, Educational Excellence Everywhere, published on Thursday 17th March, which includes the plan for all schools to become academies by 2020.
This article explains the new mandatory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for all school governors. New regulations come into force on March 18th 2016.
The Home Office published a factsheet on 29th January 2016 outlining the reporting duty, on schools and others, relating to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which came into force on 31st October. This article explores the key messages in the factsheet and the implications for governance in our schools.
This article looks at guidance jointly published by the Home Office and Department for Education relating to a new duty on schools taking effect on 31 October 2015.
Revised National standards of excellence for Headteachers from Department for Education, January 2015
Publication of Governor's Details and the Register of Interests
The important changes to regulations that governors in maintained schools will want to be aware of following updates from DfE in March 2015.