You are here:

Last updated on 31 May 2018
Ref: 32972
School types: All · School phases: All

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.

Article tools


  1. You can't discourage candidates from standing
  2. Hold an 'informed election'
  3. Communicate the code of conduct to candidates
  4. Only remove elected governors in exceptional circumstances

More from The Key

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence.