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Size and membership of the governing board

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Last updated on 30 October 2017
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What are the guidelines for the size and membership of the governing board? We look at how many members a governing board must have in maintained schools, academies and free schools. We also look at the requirements for each category of governor or trustee.

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  1. 1 Maintained schools
  2. 2 Academies and free schools
  3. 3 Optimum size for a board
  4. 4 Co-headships
  5. 5 Appointing associate members

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