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Information for school governors, including statutory guidance and departmental advice.
GovernorLine offers free advice, information and support to anyone directly involved in the governance of maintained schools, academies and free schools in England.
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What the government is doing to hold schools and colleges to account for their pupils’ education and to give them more control over spending.
Article on GOV.UK 02 October 2013
Information about the role and legal duties of governing bodies in maintained schools and academies (including free schools).
Article on GOV.UK 22 January 2014
Departmental advice for school leaders and governing bodies of maintained schools and management committees of pupil referral units in England.
Departmental advice 13 January 2014
This is statutory guidance from the Department outlining the responsibility relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools in England.
Statutory guidance 05 July 2013
Statutory guidance about the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 ('the regulations'). The regulations set out the arrangements for the constitution of the governing body of those maintained schools in England.
Statutory guidance 03 September 2012
Non-statutory advice from the Department, explaining the provisions in the School Governance (New Schools) (England) Regulations 2007. These regulations came into force on 25 May 2007.
Departmental advice 18 September 2012