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  • How to review your committees You should review your committees annually. Read our 3 step process for how to do this effectively.
  • Roles and responsibilities of committee chairs What is the role of a committee chair? We look at statutory guidance on the role in maintained schools, and one of our experts outlines how the role is managed in academies. We link to examples of committee chair role descriptions, and look at what general tasks they would be expected to perform.
  • The role of the chair of the finance committee (maintained) The role and responsibilities of the chair of the finance committee can vary, but there are some core skills every finance chair should have. Download our role description to clarify the duties, and see some example terms of reference from other schools.
  • Who can chair a committee? Who is eligible to be chair of a committee? We look at guidelines on who can chair committees of the governing body in academies and maintained schools, and at permitted terms of office for the chair. We also relay advice on good practice when electing chairs and vice-chairs of committees.