Governance

Governance Handbook

The Governance handbook is departmental advice from the Department for Education. It sets out the government’s vision and priorities for effective school governance, and:

  • outlines the core role and functions of the board of governors in maintained schools and academies
  • summarises and provides a first point of reference on all the legal duties on boards, signposting to more detailed information, guidance and resources
  • provides information on the support available to boards to be effective.

Who is the handbook for?

The Governance handbook is for:

  • Governors, headteachers, clerks and others with an interest in the governance of maintained schools
  • Members, trustees, local governors, principals, clerks and others with an interest in the governance of academy trusts and multi-academy trusts.

DOWNLOAD: Governors Handbook - May 2013

 

Governor's Annual Statement

DOWNLOAD: DRAFT Annual Governance Statement for Discovery Primary School