Prevent and Governors/Trustees
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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
The ‘Competency framework for governance’ sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours that school and academy governing boards need to be effective.
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.
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.
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
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.