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Staff governors and trustees: election, appointment and resignation

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Last updated on 15 December 2016
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How should staff governors/trustees be elected? This article explains the rules on the election, appointment and resignation of staff governors in maintained schools, and staff trustees in academies. It looks at online voting and at who is responsible for arranging staff governor/trustee elections.

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Contents

  1. 1 Electing staff governors in maintained schools
  2. 2 Appointing staff members as trustees in academies
  3. 3 Arrangements for staff trustee elections in academies
  4. 4 Receiving a late nomination for a staff governor/trustee vacancy
  5. 5 What if we cannot fill a staff governor/trustee vacancy?
  6. 6 Can online voting be used for staff governor/trustee elections?
  7. 7 The headteacher's role in staff governor/trustee elections
  8. 8 Resignation from office
  9. 9 Examples of election procedures and documents

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