Following recent legislation, all governing bodies of maintained schools constituted prior to September 2012 had be constituted under the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 or the School Governance (Federations) (England) Regulations 2012, as appropriate. This had to be done by 1st September 2015.
Government policy is that governing bodies should be no bigger than necessary to secure the range of skills they need.
Governing bodies are no longer based on the stakeholder group principle where the different categories of governor had to be in proportion to the size of the governing body. Governors should now be appointed or elected on the basis that they have “the skills and experience required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school”.
We undertook a skills audit to identify the skills held by governing body members to ensure a good breadth and depth of skills and identify any areas where skills were lacking. Future appointments will be made to fill any gaps in our skills set.
Medstead’s Governing Body
Date of Reconstitution: 9th July 2015
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The Headteacher is a member of the governing body by virtue of their office.
Teaching and support staff who, at the time of election, are employed at the school, are eligible to be Staff Governors. Staff Governors are elected by the school staff. They cease to hold office when they cease to work at the school.
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Local Authority Governors are nominated by the local authority but appointed by the governing body. The local authority can nominate any eligible person as a local authority governor, but it is for the governing body to decide whether their nominee has the skills to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school and meets any other eligibility criteria they have set.
The local rector is a member of the governing body by virtue of their office.The other two foundation governors are appointed by the diocese and must have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. Any parent, or carer, of a registered pupil at the school at the time of election is eligible to stand for election as a parent governor.
|Co -opted||6||Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body. They are people who in the opinion of the governing body have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.|
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