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Who can chair a committee?

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updated on 20 November 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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Who is eligible to be chair of a committee? We look at guidelines on who can chair committees of the governing body in academies and maintained schools, and at permitted terms of office for the chair. We also relay advice on good practice when electing chairs and vice-chairs of committees.

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  1. 1 Maintained schools
  2. 2 Academies
  3. 3 Headteachers or staff governors chairing committees
  4. 4 Chair and vice-chair of governors acting as committee chairs/vice chairs
  5. 5 Terms of office
  6. 6 Election

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