This article refers to the Department for Education's (DfE's) constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools statutory guidance and governance structures and roles guidance, and schedule 1 of the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012.
We also refer to articles 53 to 56 of the DfE's model articles of association - version 1 for MATs and version 2 for single academy trusts. Check your own articles of association first in case they differ.
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School type Responsibility Community Local authority (can delegate to the headteacher) Community special Local authority (can delegate to the headteacher) Voluntary controlled Local authority (can delegate to the headteacher) Maintained nursery schools Local authority (can delegate to the headteacher) Voluntary aided Governing board Foundation Governing board Foundation special Governing board Single academies Board