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Staff governors: role

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Last updated on 30 August 2017
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What are the responsibilities of a staff governor? This article highlights guidance on the role and responsibilities of a staff governor. It also addresses duties that staff governors should not carry out, and considers whether staff governors should fill link governor roles.

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Contents

  1. 1 Roles and responsibilities
  2. 2 Possible restrictions on scope of the role
  3. 3 Managing absence from meetings
  4. 4 Role in staff grievances
  5. 5 Staff governors filling link governor roles

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