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Election / appointment of governors
A parent governor has now started working at the school. Do they have to resign from their position on the GB?
An elected governor’s term of office is ending next week, can they carry on if the governing body agrees?
An LA governor has been disqualified for non-attendance at meetings however the LA have nominated this person again to sit on the same governing body.
Are members of staff at the school eligible to be elected as parent governors at the same school?
Can the headteacher vote in teacher governor elections?
Can the headteacher vote in the election of chair process?
Does the clerk have to seek nominations for chair and vice-chair prior to the governing body meeting at which the election will take place?
How are Local Authority governors appointed?
If a majority of the governors agree can a governing body elect its Chair and Vice-Chair to serve longer than a one year term of office?
If you are a parent governor and your child leaves the school during your term of office, can you remain as a parent governor?
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