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Governors Handbook

As you will have been aware from the service briefings the guide to the law was due to be replaced. The Governors’ Handbook has now been published. The Handbook replaces the Governors’ Guide to the Law and it provides information about the role and legal duties of governing bodies in maintained schools and academies (including free schools). 

Section 1 outlines the core role and functions of school governing bodies, all governors should read this section. 

Sections 2 to 8 summarise all of the specific legal duties on governing bodies –providing a first point of reference for those with a specific area of interest. 

Further reading, signposted from within each section, provides more detailed information on governing bodies’ legal duties and any supporting guidance or resources

You will find a link below to view a copy of the Governors Handbook.