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Can the governing body direct members of staff?

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Last updated on 28 February 2017
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Can the governing body direct school staff to carry out tasks? We relay advice from an adviser from NAHT on whether governors can directly set actions for school staff to carry out. We also look at how the governing body's strategic role differs from the headteacher's operational role.

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  1. 1 Operational matters are normally delegated to the headteacher
  2. 2 Governors may sometimes need to intervene

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