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.
The Department for Education has revised guidance on what maintained schools must publish online.
Revised statutory guidance on careers advice provided by schools and provision of access to other providers came into effect at the beginning of January 2018.
With effect from 1st September, new statutory guidance applies to all pupil exclusions in maintained schools, pupil referral units and academies in England.
On 1st September new statutory regulations come into effect enabling maintained school governing bodies to remove elected parent and staff governors.
The Department for Education has published its Clerking Competency Framework. This article explores the key competencies and the implications for governance. Read more here now...
From September 2016 all state-funded schools in England will be required to post their governors' details on the Department for Education, Edubase site.
Download and listen to this Better Governor podcast now to ensure that you are aware of the key issues on attendance, brought into the media spotlight recently, as a result of the High Court Ruling on term-time holidays from school...
The Queen's Speech unveiled plans for the 'Education for All' Bill. You can read more here...
This article explores the Department for Education (DfE) announcement "that it is not necessary to bring legislation to bring about blanket conversion of all schools."
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.