You are here:

Electing a chair/vice-chair: difficulties in filling the post

Ref: 4044
Last updated on 18 November 2016
School types: All · School phases: All
In-depth article
What should we do if we cannot elect a chair? This article explains regulations for maintained schools and looks at the model articles of association for academies. It highlights the responsibilities of the vice-chair, expert advice on operating without a chair, and how to plan for succession.

Article tools


  1. 1 Governors must elect a chair and vice-chair
  2. 2 What if no governor is willing to stand?
  3. 3 Operating without a chair: expert advice
  4. 4 Recruiting a chair
  5. 5 Long-term succession planning
  6. 6 Succession planning: why is it important?

Article features

  • 9 external links

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence.