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Length of service for a chair of governors

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Last updated on 3 January 2017
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How long should a chair of governors stay in office? We look at DfE guidance on the suggested length of service for a chair of governors. We relay advice from our associate experts on when a chair should step down and how they can continue making use of their governance skills.

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  1. 1 There is no restriction on a chair of governors' length of service 
  2. 2 Is there a recommended length of service?
  3. 3 Why limiting chairs' terms is beneficial: advice from NLGs
  4. 4 Should an outgoing chair remain a governor?

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