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Chair of governors: eligibility

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Last updated on 27 April 2017
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Who is eligible to be the chair of governors? We look at what the regulations and model articles of association say about which governors may be elected chair. We relay advice from the DfE, One Education and three of our associate education experts, on who is and who is not eligible.

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  1. 1 The chair must be a governor
  2. 2 Associate members
  3. 3 School employees
  4. 4 Former headteachers
  5. 5 Governors employed at another school or college

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