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

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Last updated on 18 November 2016
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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.

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  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?

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