If you're looking for information on the constitution of the governing board, see this article.
The headteacher The headteacher is automatically a governor because of their position as headteacher – sometimes referred to as an 'ex-officio' governor. Headteachers can resign from the governing board if they choose, but the role can't be filled by any other staff member. The exception is an acting headteacher, but they have to be appointed to substantively carry out the role of headteacher, according to a representative at the DfE. A part-time acting headteacher doesn't qualify. Their role To implement the governing board's strategy in practice, and provide information to the governing board as requested. They'll report to the board at full governing board meetings or committee meetings. Read more about the headteacher's role