Allocating link governor roles

Find out what link governor roles your board should have and get advice on how to allocate them.

Last reviewed on 14 July 2023
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Contents
  1. Link governor roles you should have
  2. Who's eligible? 
  3. How to allocate roles
  4. Review roles annually

Link governor roles you should have

Statutory guidance (see below) says your board should have:

It's also recommended that you have a link governor for governor training and development, to make sure all board members develop their skills to actively contribute to the board. Consider giving your vice-chair or another governor this responsibility.

The information in this section is outlined in the following statutory guidance published by the Department for Education (DfE):

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