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Can a governor sit on more than one governing body?

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Last updated on 7 February 2017
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Can a person serve on more than one school's governing body? We refer to guidance from the DfE, the Charity Commission and Companies House. We also relay advice on whether a headteacher can serve on another school's governing body.

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  1. 1 Governors can sit on multiple governing bodies
  2. 2 Serving on multiple governing bodies: potential conflicts of interest 
  3. 3 Can a headteacher serve as a governor at another school?
  4. 4 Can an individual serve as governor at competing schools?
  5. 5 What are the benefits of serving on more than one governing body?

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