Last reviewed on 17 September 2020
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Use these examples from schools to help you develop the terms of reference for your interim executive board (IEB).


Voluntary-aided primary school

The terms of reference for the interim executive board (IEB) at St. John Fisher Primary School, a primary school in Essex, set out:

  • When the IEB was appointed
  • The role and duties of the IEB
  • The role of the chair

The document summarises the IEB's duties under 3 key categories:

  • Being strategic leaders of the school
  • Acting as a critical friend
  • Holding the headteacher and senior leadership to account and being accountable for the school's performance

Primary academy

The IEB of Warwick Academy in Northamptonshire has posted its terms of reference online. They set out information including:

  • The purpose of the IEB
  • The board's duties
  • Membership of the IEB
  • What constitutes a quorum

Alternative provision (AP)

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