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What does the role of training link governor involve? We look at the role of the link governor for training, citing three local authorities and expert advice on who should, and should not, take the role. We also point to our articles looking at governor handbooks and induction packs in more detail.

Linking with the local authority 

The Department for Education (DfE) has published guidance on specific roles within the governing board. 

It explains that governing boards in maintained schools will often have a governor who acts as a link between the school and local authority (LA), advising the governing board of training opportunities and topical developments in governance. 

In the guidance, the DfE says that this link governor might be responsible for: 

The advice was published in April 2012 by the DfE, and is now archived. You can download it from the

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