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Associate members: definition, role and restrictions

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Last updated on 13 February 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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What are associate members and what is their role? In maintained schools, associate members are not governors, but can be appointed to serve on committees and attend meetings. We outline guidance on their voting rights and term of office, and explain that there is no limit on their number.

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  1. 1 Associate members are not governors
  2. 2 Who can be an associate member?
  3. 3 How many associate members may we appoint?
  4. 4 Voting rights of associate members
  5. 5 Associate members cannot be chair or vice-chair of the governing body

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