Governor Support Service

Procedures and Guidance

Please find below a list of procedures, regulations and guidance that you will find useful in carrying out your role as a school governor.

School governance regulations

DfE – Governance Handbook – January 2017

EFA – Academies Financial Handbook – July 2017

The School Governance (Federations) (England) Regulations 2012

The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013

The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations – departmental advice – January 2014

The School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Constitution regulations

DfE – Constitution of Governing Bodies – Statutory Guidance – August 2017

DfE – PRU Constitution guidance – January 2013

The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012

The School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

Governing body annual workplanner

LA – Governing Body Annual Planner – September 2017

School websites

NGA – Maintained School websites – what you need to publish – 2015

NGA – Academy websites – what you need to publish – 2015

Data protection

DfE – Data protection – a toolkit for schools – April 2018

Link governor visits

NGA – Knowing your school – School visits – holding your school to account

Parent/Staff governor elections

LA – Parent Governor Election Procedure – April 2018

LA – Staff Governor Election Procedure – April 2018

NGA Skills Audit

NGA – Skills Audit 2017

NGA – Skills Audit Matrix 2017

NGA – Twenty questions – 2015

NGA – A Framework for Governance – January 2015

DfE – Competency framework for governance – January 2017

Complaints

DfE – Best Practice Advice for School Complaints Procedures – January 2016

Exclusions

DfE – Exclusion from maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England – September 2017

DfE – Behaviour and discipline in schools – Advice for headteachers and school staff – February 2014

DfE – Behaviour and discipline in schools – Guidance for governing bodies

Admissions

DfE – School Admissions Code – December 2014

Headteacher recruitment

NGA – A guide to recruiting and selecting a new headteacher

Premises

DfE – Essential School Maintenance – a guide for schools – January 2016

DfE – Managing asbestos in your school – February 2017

OFSTED inspection

OFSTED – The common inspection framework education skills and early years – August 2015

OFSTED – School inspection handbook – section 5 – April 2018

OFSTED – School inspection handbook – section 8 – April 2018

Charging

DfE – Charging for school activities – October 2014

Safeguarding

DfE – Keeping children safe in education – September 2016

 

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