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Dealing with problematic governor candidates (maintained)
The governing board can't stop a parent or staff governor candidate from standing in an election. Read guidance on how you can get the right candidate for the role, and under what circumstances elected governors can be removed.
Governor elections: voting systems
There's no requirement for schools to use any specific system of voting for governor elections. Find out about different online voting systems and how to implement the double-envelope system.
Parent governor elections (maintained)
Maintained schools must elect at least 2 parent governors. Follow this process to ensure you do this efficiently, and in line with the rules.
Parent governor/trustee elections: documents
Use our collection of templates to make sure your election process runs smoothly, including letters to parents, ballot papers and candidate forms.
Parent trustees: eligibility, elections and appointment
Understand how you should run elections, or circumstances when you may appoint a parent trustee, and how arrangements can differ between MATs and single academies.
Staff governors: election, appointment and resignation
The rules on the election, appointment and resignation of staff governors in maintained schools, including nominations, voting, and what to do if you can't fill the role.
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