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This is statutory guidance from the Department. This means that recipients must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools.
This guidance is about the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 ('the regulations'). The regulations set out the arrangements for the constitution of the governing body of those maintained schools in England:
The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2007 continue to apply to existing governing bodies until such time as it is decided to vary the instrument of government.
This guidance will next be reviewed in September 2013.
The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012.
This guidance is for:
This guidance applies to maintained schools only.
The regulations, and so this guidance, cover four aspects of the arrangements for the constitution of governing bodies:
1 Subject to the requirements regarding foundation governors in qualifying foundation schools and voluntary aided schools.
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Table containing constitution of governing bodies by category of governor.
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Annex B - Model Instrument of government
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Details of Chapter 32 of the 2002 Education Act.