Governor Support Service

Regulations and Procedures

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

School governance regulations

DfE – Governance Handbook – January 2017

ESFA – Academies Financial Handbook – September 2018

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

OFSTED inspection

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

OFSTED – School inspection handbook – section 5 – September 2018

OFSTED – School inspection handbook – section 8 – September 2018

School websites

NGA – Maintained School websites checklist – November 2017

NGA – Academy websites checklist – November 2017

Please note that the November 2017 NGA models above have been manually updated and they now reflect the May 2018 changes in regulations.

Parent/Staff governor elections

LA – Parent Governor Election Procedure – April 2018

LA – Staff Governor Election Procedure – April 2018

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

Safeguarding

DfE – Keeping children safe in education – September 2018

SEND

DfE – SEND Code of Practice – January 2015

The Equality Act 2010

DfE – The Equality Act 2010 and schools – May 2014

Staffing

The School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009

DfE – Staffing and employment advice for schools – September 2018

Premises

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

DfE – Managing asbestos in your school – February 2017

DfE – Good estate management for schools – organisational self-assessment tool – April 2018

Charging for school activities

DfE – Charging for school activities – May 2018

Admissions

DfE – School Admissions Code – December 2014

Headteacher recruitment

NGA – A guide to recruiting and selecting a new headteacher

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