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Staff governors and trustees: election, appointment and resignation

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Last updated on 2 February 2018
School types: All · School phases: All
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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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  1. 1 Electing staff governors in maintained schools
  2. 2 Appointing staff trustees in academies
  3. 3 Election procedures 
  4. 4 Difficulty filling the role 
  5. 5 Resignation from office

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