Removing Parent Governors

Removing Parent Governors

Consultant: Steve BarkerDate posted: August 2017

New statutory regulations applying to maintained schools come into effect on 1st September 2017. The Regulations will enable governing bodies to remove elected parent and staff governors from office.

Previous regulations stipulated that only appointed (i.e. not elected) parent governors could be removed from office.

Governing Bodies should ensure that their code of conduct provides clarity on expectations of all governors and also the sanctions, including removal from office, which may be applied, if the code of conduct is breached.

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