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Last updated on 23 November 2016
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Does the chair have the power to act in an emergency? We look at the law for maintained schools on the chair's power to act on behalf of the governing body in cases of urgency. We also set out the rules in academies and relay advice on when the power should and should not be used.

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  1. Maintained schools: law on the chair’s power to act
  2. Academies: trusts can delegate functions
  3. When might a chair need to use this power?
  4. When should the chair not use this power?

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