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The ‘Governance handbook’ explains:

governing boards’ roles and functions
their legal duties
where they can find support
the main features of effective governance
Competency Framework
The ‘Competency framework for governance’ sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours that school and academy governing boards need to be effective.
KCSIE 2020
This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education (the department) issued
under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School
Standards) Regulations 2014, and the Non-Maintained Special Schools (England)
Regulations 2015. Schools and colleges in England must have regard to it when carrying
out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. For the purposes of this
guidance children includes everyone under the age of 18.
role descriptors
Structures and role descriptors.
This document is designed to provide high-level information about the governance roles
and responsibilities in maintained school governance. The map and descriptors
contained in this document serve as an introduction to, and clarification of the roles in the
governance system. To assist you, we have included further detailed information via the
links at the end of the document.
The constitution of governing bodies
This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education. This means that governing
bodies (including governing bodies of federations) and local authorities must have regard
to it when carrying out certain functions relating to the constitution of governing bodies in
maintained schools. There is some overlap with Departmental advice set out in the
Governance Handbook (as amended from time to time).
This guidance is about the constitution of governing bodies and their size, membership
and ski
Academy Trust descriptors
This document is designed to provide high-level information about the roles and
responsibilities each structure and person holds in academy trust governance. The map
and descriptors contained in this document serve as an introduction to, and clarification
of the roles in the governance system.
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