• Appointing and reappointing governors/trustees: the rules We run through the different categories of governor/trustee and how each one is appointed. Understand the rules for co-opted, foundation, local authority, parent, and staff governors, as well as associate members.
  • Appointing staff members as co-opted governors Read the rules on appointing staff members, who aren't "staff governors" to your board. We look at co-opting staff members, associate membership, and the potential pros and cons.
  • Changing governor/trustee category An existing governor or trustee can move to a different category as long as they fit the eligibility criteria. Use this process to re-appoint a governor or trustee in a new category.
  • How to resign from your governing board All governors and trustees have to resign eventually. Find out the right way to do it, and adapt our template letter to your needs.
  • What to do when a governor resigns The clerk and the chair have procedures to follow when a governor or trustee resigns. Find out what these are and send our template letter to help make sure they leave on good terms.