Link governor roles you should have
Statutory guidance (see below) says your board should have:
- A senior board-level lead to take leadership responsibility for your school's/trust's safeguarding arrangements
- An individual (or a committee) with specific oversight of your school's arrangements for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
- An individual who takes a strategic interest in careers education and guidance, and encourages employer engagement with the school
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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