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Are teacher or staff governors eligible to stand for the position of Chair of the governing body?

No, teacher or staff governors cannot become Chair or Vice-Chair of the governing body or Chair of a Committee.

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Posted Mar 17, 2010 by D Hazelaar

Why can they not become chair or vice chair if they have the same rights as all other school governors

The Government of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2005 state that:

“A governor who is paid to work at the school or who is a pupil at the school is not eligible to be chair or vice-chair of the governing body of that school”

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