Frequently Asked Questions

What is the composition of a governing body of a foundation secondary school?

  • Parent Governor – 7
  • Local Authority governor – 2
  • Teacher governor – 2
  • Staff governor – 1
  • Foundation governor – 5 (or partnership governor where there is no foundation)
  • Community governor – 3
  • Headteacher governor – 1

For foundation secondary schools with less than 600 pupils, the governing body can opt for a smaller membership

  • Parent Governor – 6
  • Local Authority Governor – 2
  • Teacher Governor – 2
  • Staff Governor – 1
  • Foundation Governor – 4 (or partnership governor where there is no foundation)
  • Community Governor – 2
  • Headteacher Governor – 1

Part 3 – The Government of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2005