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Governors' terms of office (maintained)

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Last updated on 9 February 2017
School types: Maintained · School phases: All
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How long is a governor’s term of office in a maintained school? We refer to the regulations and statutory guidance on terms of office for maintained school governors. We look at when a governor's term starts, if it can be extended, and if governors must give notice before resigning.

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  1. 1 The term of office for all governors is normally four years
  2. 2 Changing the term of office
  3. 3 When does a governor’s term of office start?
  4. 4 How can we stagger co-opted governors' terms of office?
  5. 5 Governors cannot extend their term of office
  6. 6 Resignation of governors

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