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Save time and download our summary of your board's responsibilities.

The 3 core functions of the governing board

The Governance Handbook explains these are:

Key tasks and responsibilities

These vary depending on your school type

Download our KeyDoc below to get a sense of what you need to do based on your school type.

Remember, you might delegate some of your responsibilities. Find out more about schemes of delegation for maintained schools, single academies and multi-academy trusts.

It covers:

  • Admissions
  • Behaviour and exclusions
  • Curriculum
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Parents and the community
  • Health and safety
  • Pupil wellbeing
  • Safeguarding
  • Special education needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • Staffing
  • Pay and appraisal

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