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Turning down a prospective governor: maintained schools

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Last updated on 14 February 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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When can we turn down the application of a prospective governor? We cite guidance on when a governing board can decline a prospective governor’s application. We look at managing situations where governors consider a candidate unsuitable, and link to further guidance on recruitment strategies.

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  1. 1 Turning down an application: different categories of governor
  2. 2 What can we do if we feel a governor is not suitable?
  3. 3 Identifying suitable governors: recruitment strategies

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