Removing the chair or vice-chair of governors from office
Understand the procedure for removing the chair or vice-chair in maintained schools and academies, and be clear on how the removal may be kept confidential.
How to remove the chair/vice-chair
The motion to remove the individual must be an agenda item. The agenda must be circulated at least 7 clear days in advance of the meeting to:
- The board
- The headteacher (whether or not they're a governor)
- Any associate members
Before the governing board resolves to remove the chair or vice-chair:
- The governor proposing the removal must give their reasons for doing so at the meeting
- The chair/vice-chair must be given an opportunity to make a statement in response, before withdrawing from the meeting
This is outlined in regulations 9 and 13 of The School Governance Regulations 2013.
If a resolution is passed