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Are governing board committees statutory?

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Last updated on 11 April 2017
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Must we establish certain committees? We explain that there are no statutory committees in maintained schools, and we outline the requirements of committees in academy trusts. We also look at where governing boards are advised to appoint committees to discharge certain statutory functions.

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  1. 1 Maintained schools: no requirements
  2. 2 Academies: every trust should have a finance committee
  3. 3 Committees for statutory functions

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