The constitution of the governing board
- Associate members: role and restrictions Associate members aren't governors, but you can appoint them to serve on committees and attend meetings. Understand who's eligible to be an associate member and what their rights are.
- Co-opted governors/trustees: role Understand the role of a co-opted governor/co-opted trustee, and find guidance on who's eligible to be appointed and what their voting rights and restrictions are.
- Parent governor/trustee: role Learn how to separate your role as a governor from your role as a parent, so you can manage your relationship with other parents and do your job well.
- Size and membership of your board Be clear on the type and number of governors or trustees you must have.
- Staff governors: role Staff governors bring a unique staff perspective to the board. Read on to understand your responsibilities as a staff governor, and the restrictions on the scope of your role.
- Terms of office for governors and trustees Be clear on how long a governor or trustee can stay in office. Find out when their start date is and when you can shorten a term of office, so you remain compliant.
- When and how to reconstitute the governing board of a maintained school Reconstituting your governing board means to reorganise it. Find out when it's appropriate to do so and how to go about it.