Advice on the policies and documents that governing bodies and proprietors of schools are required to have by law.

You can find a copy of the document here.

 

 

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a revised version of the Governors’ Handbook. The changes include:

  • New section on changes to the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012
  • New section on changes to the School Governance (Federations) (England) Regulations 2012
  • More information on the strategic/operational divide
  • Updated information on external reviews of governance
  • Updated content on careers advice

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a revised version of the Governors' Handbook. There is a full list of amendments in the Handbook itself as Annex I on p117.

The changes include:

  • A more detailed explanation of governors' duties in relation to setting an appropriate ethos for the school in keeping with fundamental 'British values' in light of Trojan Horse inquiries.
  • New section on whistleblowing policy
  • New sections on the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 and School Governance (Federations) (England) Regulations 2012. 
  • Information relating to universal infant free school meals
  • An emphasis on a more skills focussed approach when recruiting governors with the suggestion that prospective governors are interviewed and oral references obtained

You can find a copy of the hadbook here.

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a revised version of the Governors’ Handbook. The changes include:

  • New section on changes to the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012
  • New section on changes to the School Governance (Federations) (England) Regulations 2012
  • More information on the strategic/operational divide
  • Updated information on external reviews of governance
  • Updated content on careers advice