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School governors' personal liability

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Last updated on 31 October 2016
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Are school governors personally liable? The DfE says that individual governors are generally protected from personal liability. Provided they act honestly, reasonably and in good faith, any liability will fall on the governing body. This article also has information on liability insurance for governors.

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  1. 1 Governors are "generally protected" from personal liability
  2. 2 When may a governor be personally liable?
  3. 3 Do governors need liability insurance?

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