Last reviewed on 12 November 2021
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools

Save time by downloading our model instrument of government for maintained schools. Use our checklist to feel confident when reviewing your own.

Our checklist and model are based on requirements set out in The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 and in Annex C of statutory guidance from the Department for Education (DfE).

Download our model

Adapt it to suit your school’s context when creating your instrument of government, or use it to benchmark your own.

Use our checklist

Review your instrument of government with confidence with our checklist.

How to create an instrument of government

If you don't have foundation governors: if your LA isn't satisfied with your instrument of government, it must inform your board and give you the chance to reach an