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Local governing bodies: FAQs

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updated on 10 July 2017
School types: Academy · School phases: All
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This article addresses FAQs about local governing bodies (LGBs). It includes information on the election and appointment of local governors of multi-academy trusts (MATs), whether the chair of the MAT board can be the chair of an LGB, and associate members of LGBs.

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Contents

  1. 1 What are members of local governing bodies called?
  2. 2 Do governors' terms of office 'reset' on becoming local governors?
  3. 3 Can trustees appoint parent local governors?
  4. 4 Staff local governors: role and appointment
  5. 5 Can a staff member be made an ex-officio member of the LGB?
  6. 6 Can trustees also be local governors?
  7. 7 Can the chair of trustees also chair LGBs?
  8. 8 Can MAT central staff sit on the LGB?
  9. 9 Can the clerk of one LGB be a local governor on another LGB in the same MAT?
  10. 10 Does the 'LA-influenced' restriction apply to LGBs?
  11. 11 Can LGBs appoint associate members?
  12. 12 Do alternative provision academies in a MAT have LGBs?
  13. 13 Can LGBs meet when the MAT board is no longer quorate?

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