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.
You can co-opt a staff member as a governor
When you are contemplating co-opting a staff member for your governing board, you should 'focus on skills, and the primary consideration in appointment decisions should be acquiring the skills and experience the board needs to be effective.' The Governance Handbook, page 29.
In a case where a governor is forced to step down due to a change in circumstances - such as a parent governor taking a paid position at the school - you can retain that person's skills by co-opting them back to the board.
School staff can be co-opted governors. However, the number of co-opted governors employed by the school must not exceed one third of the