October 2020 edition of the DfE’s school governance update, where you will find key announcements and information to support you in your governance role here.

For this edition we have created one version to cover both maintained schools and academy trusts– the articles are listed below for information.


1) New school and trust governance role descriptors
2) Publication of the governance handbook (2020 edition)
3) Governing and trust boards role and meetings during coronavirus (COVID-19)
4) Cyber-security for schools
5) Funded training and development programmes
6) National Leaders of Governance reform recommendations
7) National Foundation for Education Research (NFER): report on school and trust governance
8) Provide or update contact details