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Independent school governance: an overview

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Last updated on 30 January 2017
School types: Independent · School phases: All
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How are independent schools governed? The governance arrangements of independent schools are set out by the school's proprietor. We look at rules independent schools must follow as charity trustees, and at what procedures must be in place to receive parental complaints.

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Contents

  1. 1 Governance arrangements determined by the proprietor
  2. 2 Duties of charity trustees
  3. 3 Delegating governance functions: expert advice
  4. 4 What powers do individual governors have?
  5. 5 What can parents do if they have a complaint?
  6. 6 Governors have a responsibility to engage with parents

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