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Governing Body

Categories of Governors

In brief, the different categories are:

  • Parent Governors: selected by election or appointment if insufficient people stand for election and drawn from parents and carers of children at the school
  • Staff Governors: selected by election from the teaching and support staff paid to work at the school
  • Co-opted Governors: appointed by the Governing Body to represent community interests or because of specific skills / experience they bring
  • Local Authority Governors: appointed or nominated by the Local Authority

Tenure is usually for 4 years.

Responsibilities of the Governors


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